How Do I Hasten The Drying Process..

Decorating By bobhope Updated 30 Oct 2008 , 4:18pm by bobhope

bobhope Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 5:37pm
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of an image made out of royal icing i outlined & flooded on a parchment paper..i did it tonight but i'm not sure if it will be dry enough by tomorrow noon to peel off paper & transfer to cake..can i use my hair dryer set at its lowest?? icon_biggrin.gif ..thanks

bobbie

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stephaniescakenj Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 7:05pm
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I don't know if this will work on royal icing but I dry gumpaste quickly by placing it in the oven with the light on. The bulb gives off just enough heat to hasten the drying without melting it.

kakeladi Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 12:18am
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The hair dryer will help. The best way is as stephaniescakenj said....the light in the oven on overnight.
Next time you make colorflow item....make it on plastic wrap instead of parchment.....it will come off much easier w/o brakingicon_smile.gif

luvbakin Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 2:17am
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Do you have a food dehydrator? That might work.

My2Terrors Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 2:29am
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I leave mine under a desk lamp overnight and it dries them out really well

mommyle Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 3:33am
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I put mine in the oven. I turn on the oven and when it gets warm in there I turn off the oven. I keep the door closed. I let it cool off, then I do it all over again. After a few cycles of that, even fondant that is 3 / 16 thick is hard.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 4:23pm
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I've tried to use a food dehydrator. I don't think it works well. Mine gets reallllllllly hot.

You could get a box fan, lay it on its side and put air filters on it.... ala Alton browns food dehydrator method...

I found the oven light is best.

luvbakin Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 2:09am
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Originally Posted by Rocketgirl899

I've tried to use a food dehydrator. I don't think it works well. Mine gets reallllllllly hot.

You could get a box fan, lay it on its side and put air filters on it.... ala Alton browns food dehydrator method...

I found the oven light is best.




bummer, mine has a temperature control button.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 2:50am
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hmm. mine was an old one i dug out from the utility room. lol.

good luck with your temp control!

bobhope Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 4:18pm
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thanks to you all icon_smile.gif...luckily, the next day, it was dry already but when i tried to remove it from the paper, it began breaking icon_cry.gif ..what did i do wrong, perhaps it wasn't that dry as i thought it was? icon_cry.gif ...kakeladi, i will try the plastic wrap next time,thanks... i will try to attach the pix here.. i had no more time to redo it so i just left the paper & just cut it around the image & placed it on the cake icon_redface.gif

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