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My gumpaste flowers do not seem to ever harden or set up. I have rolled them very thin and let them air dry, but they are still pliable after many days.

Lise' - from Fox Island, WA

If you are making your own gum paste, make sure you let it rest for a day or two prior to using it. Remember that humidity and temperature can really affect how your gum paste dries, so let your decorations harden in a cool, dry place. This should help them to set up more quickly.

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