Problem With Drying Gumpaste/fondant On Parchment!?!?

Decorating By skatesusy Updated 11 Nov 2008 , 3:23pm by skatesusy

skatesusy Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 2:48am
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I love parchment paper and find it very useful. However, I have a problem when I put pieces of 50/50 (gumpaste/fondant) on parchment to dry. I get ripple marks on my pieces. I know it would be best just to use a lot of cornstarch on my surface and on the surface where the piece dries. But if I am using chocolate or a dark colour, I really don't want so much cornstarch as it is hard to get rid of. Also, when I need to cut big pieces, it is easier to roll out my gumpaste/fondant and place it on the parchment paper and cut what I need and move the parchment paper (with the cutout piece) onto a cookie sheet to dry. But the ripples are making me crazy and I don't know how to get around it. Can anyone help????

Thank you

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kakeladi Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 3:37am
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As far as I know cornstarch is your only option. The parchment is absorbing the moisture in the gp.
Have you tried plastic wrap? That might work......except it will take longer to dry.

Cakepro Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 3:49am
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Use fun foam (also known as craft foam). It is not airtight like plastic wrap, wax paper, or plastic wrap. Plus it's 'cushy' so there are no wrinkles.

skatesusy Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 12:21pm
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Thank you for your suggestions!! Cakepro - Do you mean foam core??

BlakesCakes Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 1:47pm
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No, not foamcore, it would take forever to dry on the paper coating of that stuff.

Fun Foam is the sheet foam that they use to make visors and other things. You can buy it buy the sheet or in packs. Try to get white or light tan, as the other colors can bleed onto white gumpaste or fondant.


skatesusy Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 3:23pm
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So sorry for being dense!!!!!!!!!! When you refer to making visors - I get it now. We have a Michael's in a nearby town, so I will go and get some. Thanks again!!

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