Help Please! Mmf Loops Wont Dry

Decorating By tania9 Updated 27 Apr 2008 , 12:25pm by tania9

tania9 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 8:42am
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I am making an MMF bow for my daughter's b'day cake and we've had rain for the past 15 days and the loops wont dry. I need them dry by tomorrow, I don't have a food dehydrator, so is there nother way? Thank you icon_smile.gif

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torki Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 9:23am
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did you add some tylose or something else to help harden them?? if you need them for tomorrow I would make new ones out of gumpaste roll really thin and they should dry Or add a heap of tylose to your mmf and agin roll as thin as you can thesy should dry

wgoat5 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 10:14am
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Yes GP!!! I nearly ALWAYS make mine out of gp anymore... they don't break and they dry quickly... I sure hope you have some my dear...

I'm afraid you might not get yours dry in time

tania9 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 10:18am
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thanks for your replies, I appreciate it icon_smile.gif problem is I don't have gumpaste and I can't make any at the moment. A friend suggested I try the oven. So I turned it onto the lowest setting, and I've put the loops on some paper laying them on the oven door, which is obviously open, and it's working! YAY! icon_lol.gif I just hope it doesn't take all night lol

wgoat5 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 10:37am
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You have the oven ON or the light on?????

tania9 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 11:59am
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oven is on, light is busted lol

wgoat5 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:13pm
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Tania I haven't ever dried MMF with the oven on.. just the light.. I hope you aren't having any problems

tania9 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 10:10pm
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There were no problems icon_smile.gif I can happily make the bow to put on the cake today thank goodness.
I left the oven door open and put the loops on the door so I think that helped. Thank you for your help, next time I'll use gum paste.

beachcakes Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 7:30pm
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Did your loops hold their shape? I've had hardened MMF pieces reabsorb moisture in rainy weather.

tania9 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 12:25pm
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Yes they held their shape, only one loop broke and my daughter absolutely loved the cake, so that was wonderful icon_smile.gif

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