I have a cake to deliver this afternoon. The topper is a flat piece of gumpaste cut with a bicycle cookie cutter and handpainted with a bike design. I let it dry overnight, but it's still soft. I thought gumpaste dried faster than fondant? Is there anyway I can hasten the drying process?
You can apply heat very very very carefully gently.
You need to apply dry heat--as in put it in the oven but under 125 degrees--but it could melt or warp too.
Very very very gentle dry heat.
See my gum paste would dry overnight--so I'm concerned that yours is obviously a different type of mixture so proceed with caution.
Maybe just lay it flat--build up the cake top so it slants and your work can be seen without causing you a coronary.
I like the last idea best.
I'm guessing you only made one? Save your blood pressure.
But if I was making a topper I would allow days and days for it to dry even though it would be real dry in one overnight.
Put it in the oven with the light on, no heat, you'd be surprised by how hot those light bulbs are in there... that should help it dry quicker... I put a plaque in about 2 hours ago and it's already hardening up...
I did try putting it in the oven with the light on, but it didn't seem to harden up at all. Maybe I didn't wait long enough. So I tried turning the oven on really low. Unfortunately, it got softer! So I took it out right away and just let it sit on the counter.
I meant to do this earlier in the week, but the week got away from me and I never got to it. This will teach me!
I think it's hard enough though to make work. I got two lollipop sticks attached to the back, so I hope it will be stable enough. I'm off to deliver it now, so I guess we'll see.