How Long For Gum Paste To Harden?

Decorating By pkgurl Updated 8 Aug 2008 , 11:01am by leah_s

pkgurl Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 12:35am
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I waited until the last minute, of course, to make my accents, and am wondering if they will harden in time to hold up. I've never made anything with gum paste before.

Also, I'm making a ribbon band along the base of my tiers, and have an ei to transfer the pattern to it. Can I just use gum paste for that too, so I don't have to make MMF?

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KKC Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 9:05am
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I know I usually let it dry for at least 2-3 days to avoid any mishaps.

leah_s Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 11:01am
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When I'm in a super hurry, I've added tylose to gum paste and it's ready in a hour or so. But you need to work fast. For the ribbon I'd definitely use fondant, because you need flexibility. I don't use mmf, though.

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