Drying Gumpaste

Decorating By dennishaskins Updated 4 May 2008 , 12:56pm by dennishaskins

dennishaskins Posted 3 May 2008 , 7:50pm
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i recently bought some prepackaged gumpaste.. i made my figurines and left them overnight to dry.. when i came back in the morning they were still soft..should i be doing something special to help them dry? or is there a brand that you guys have used and really found works well.. or is it better to make it from scratch... this wouldnt be a hassle for me because i make everything else from scratch including my fondant. just curious.. oh and what exactly would be the benefit of using the molding chocolate over gumpaste? (i cant remember exactly what the chocolate stuff is called.. geez, brainfart)

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leepat Posted 3 May 2008 , 8:26pm
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I stick my gumpaste items in the oven with just the light on and they dry really quick. I also make my own gumpaste which is very simple go onto Nicholas Lodge's website and he has a recipe for the gumpaste that he uses and I use that, it is a quick drying gumpaste and much better than the stuff you buy.

dennishaskins Posted 4 May 2008 , 12:56pm
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awesome thanks! i'm going to give it a try tomorrow!

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