Liesbet posted:Ryoko ~Cookie Ave. posted:
How about using gum paste instead of cookies? What I did 4 years ago is I made cookie-colored gum paste and cut it out, after they dried completely I decorated with royal icing. The gum paste is going to be rock-hard and what I made is still here. Just some colors of icing fades faster.
Let me find whether I have the photos of it 4 years ago and I take the photo how it looks now.
I made gum paste dough with gum paste powder and followed the instruction how it should be made.
Here I found the photos
thank you Ryoko for taking the time to find the original photo and to take a new one!
yes, the colours have faded, but other than that it still looks the same, that's good. Four years is more than what I would expect to get out of a display set, if it lasts 2 years, I would be happy I will try it out to make 'cookies' in gum paste.
Is the box you store the display in airtight?
It is not in airtight box. I had left it as it was for months and in order to try to prevent dusts I put into a box and covered with Saran Wrap. When it gets dusts, I replaced the old Saran Wrap with new Saran Wrap. I am in Japan and very humid here during summer and winter is very dry, but I do not do anything special. I leave it in the room which is near my kitchen.
I hope this helps.