This is probably a really dumb question but I'm wondering..so here goes: I have just mixed up some candy clay for the first time but the instructions say that I am "to let it dry 'to' room temperature" ( as opposed to 'till' room temperature) and them am to wrap till needed...then it says "best if hardened overnight".
Now, it IS room temperature but not exactly 'dry' but like a 'semi hard' consistency with an greasy film if I touch it. Am I supposed to wrap it at this point or wait till completely hard and bone dry? ( BTW, the recipe used was 14 oz almond bark and 1/3 corn syrup melted and mixed together..then to lay out on wax paper to "let it dry...")
It should be fine to wrap it and let it rest. tomorrow, you will knead it well to re-incorporate the fats into the clay. If it gets too soft, a few minutes in the fridge will help firm it up.
Thank you! I just love how I can get on CC at midnite with a question and get an answer in less than 5 minutes. Now I just have to see how it will work for me tomarrow. If it's as good as I am led to believe from past forums, then this will be so awesome because it's so easy to make! KHalstead had actually given me this recipe and answered my questions a few days ago when I was asking about it. She was super thorough and helpful. This was something we didn't go over tho. I just came across this dilema last minute and hoped SoMeBoDy would be on here at midnite too and ~whew~..you made it so I can fall asleep now. Thanks again!
Waiting to hear how you liked the clay.....
I use it to make roses for a demo at the State Fair. The kids love it.
I LOVE the clay!! It's fabulous and so easy. I have to work on my modeling skills quite a bit tho haha. I was trying to make the simplest things (star fish and surf boards and a rope name) and it was just so difficult for some reason but patience is a virtue, right? Still...this is new and exciting for me and I am so glad you saved me last night I'm still working on the cake but I will try to post pix tomarrow.