Drying Gumpaste In The Oven- What Temp?

Decorating By melysa Updated 25 Jul 2008 , 2:48am by doitallmom

melysa Posted 13 Dec 2006 , 4:17pm
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what temp and for how long?

my pieces are 1" x 2" x 1/4" thick. i cut them last night, and i need them by tomorrow morning...preferably i'd like to assemble my piece tonight.

thank you-

5 replies
lapazlady Posted 13 Dec 2006 , 4:22pm
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If it's a gas oven, DON'T turn on the heat, the pilot and light will do the trick. An electric oven, I have no idea but you don't want more than about 110 degrees. (That's a hot day, no more.) If you have a convection oven, see if you can manually turn on the fan, that will help. If things become panic ridden, try a hair dryer. Good Luck!

Edited to add: a couple of hours should produce a solid feeling piece. Dry on the outside but still moist inside. At this point, they should have no problem holding their shape.

melysa Posted 13 Dec 2006 , 4:43pm
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wonderful. thank you!

doitallmom Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 2:24am
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Anyone have any tips for a gas oven w/out a light?

mlharvell Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 2:35am
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I turn the electric oven to 200 degrees, leave the door open, and set a cookie sheet with the decorations on the door. That way, they are still getting heat, but they are not actually in the oven. HTH

doitallmom Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 2:48am
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Thanks, mlharvell, that makes sense.

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