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asked August 31st 2012

Sugar models

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Does anyone else have a problem when using gum trag in coloured icing that it dries out and cracks? I am making bridesmaids and their dresses are cracking. Has anyone used only sugar paste?

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Hi

Does anyone else have a problem when using gum trag in coloured icing that it dries out and cracks? I am making bridesmaids and their dresses are cracking. Has anyone used only sugar paste?

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When I’ve done models I’ve just added CMC to sugarpaste and haven’t had drying out/cracking problems, have you tried adding a bit of Trex  to slacken it off a bit?

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I have this problem with gum trag and tylose. I rub trex into my hands and knead well into the paste.

Resting the paste for a good twenty-four hours also helps.