Help!! I Need To Dry Gumpaste Fast!!

Decorating By thelittlecakehouse Updated 6 Dec 2008 , 2:12am by thelittlecakehouse

thelittlecakehouse Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 1:32pm
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I made gumpaste numbers (50) to put on top of the cake 4 days ago. I just dropped one!! The cake is due in 8 hours!!!!

What on earth can I do to dry these numbers fast??

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Donnagardner Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 1:40pm
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Food dehydrator will do it or you can put it in the oven woth the light on and the door closed but it will take longer that way.

tonicake Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 1:41pm
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In a pinch, I have placed my gum paste on a cooling rack and used a fan on high beside it. It worked for me.

I have also heard of some people using a dehydrator to dry.

I'm sure others will have more suggestions for you.

Good luck.


debydll Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 1:53pm
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Hello icon_smile.gif Try with a hair drier ( or dryer) Sorry for my english !!

stephaniescakenj Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 1:55pm
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I've tried the fan and it hasn't worked nearly as fast as just putting it in the oven with only the light on. It will dry super quick. Once they begin to set up (assuming you have the numbers wired so they will stand up), you can stand them up in a cake dummy and put them back in the oven, they'll dry even faster.

millermom Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 2:15pm
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Remember next time, always, always make extras! I have learned this the hard way icon_wink.gif

Carolynlovescake Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 3:45pm
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Originally Posted by millermom

Remember next time, always, always make extras! I have learned this the hard way icon_wink.gif

There is truth to what you speak. icon_lol.gif

I as well am a veteran member of the "I learned the hard way" club.

thelittlecakehouse Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 2:12am
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Thank you all for your wonderful QUICK advice!! They dried by oven light just in time for pick up. PHEW!!!

I am now a member of the "learned the hard way" club icon_wink.gif
and will always always make extras!


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