MaxTRexmom Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 12:45pm
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I left some fondant cutouts out overnight and that's usually long enough for them to be firm enough to stand up but they are still soft icon_sad.gif Is there any way to speed up the drying process??

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rvercher23 Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 12:51pm
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I usually dry my fondant and gumpaste pieces in the oven because they are more likely to not absorb any moisture in the air that way. If you have a food dehydrator that might speed up the process a bit. HTH.

staceyboots Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 12:53pm
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i dry all of my fondant and gumpaste pieces in the oven...just turn the oven light on

MaxTRexmom Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 1:05pm
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The oven??? Really? I would have thought that would melt them... What temp do you put it on?

-K8memphis Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 1:08pm
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Under 150 degrees.

MaxTRexmom Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 1:10pm
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Thanks so much!!

-K8memphis Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 1:11pm
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Let them cool off before trying to pick them up.

Be real real careful with the temp because they can melt.

If your oven is not accurate--in fact most ovens don't go that low--I have a warming unit that gets that low.

So you might need to turn it on for a few then turn it off then place your pieces in there.

Remember under 150 degrees.

MaxTRexmom Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 1:19pm
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Originally Posted by k8memphis

Let them cool off before trying to pick them up.

Be real real careful with the temp because they can melt.

If your oven is not accurate--in fact most ovens don't go that low--I have a warming unit that gets that low.

So you might need to turn it on for a few then turn it off then place your pieces in there.

Remember under 150 degrees.




My oven has a warming drawer so I guess I'll try that first. I made a few extra so I'll try it wih just one first to make sure it's not too hot...

Thanks for the advice icon_smile.gif

-K8memphis Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 1:29pm
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Originally Posted by MaxTRexmom

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Originally Posted by k8memphis

Let them cool off before trying to pick them up.

Be real real careful with the temp because they can melt.

If your oven is not accurate--in fact most ovens don't go that low--I have a warming unit that gets that low.

So you might need to turn it on for a few then turn it off then place your pieces in there.

Remember under 150 degrees.



My oven has a warming drawer so I guess I'll try that first. I made a few extra so I'll try it wih just one first to make sure it's not too hot...

Thanks for the advice icon_smile.gif




Mine has low medium and high. In mine--medium and low are fine--high fries the stuff. Do you have an instant read thermometer? or any kind of thermometer??

MaxTRexmom Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 1:30pm

I have a digital meat thermometer

-K8memphis Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 2:01pm
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I have a digital meat thermometer




perfect

nanosha Posted 16 Nov 2012 , 9:15am
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 

Let them cool off before trying to pick them up.

Be real real careful with the temp because they can melt.

If your oven is not accurate--in fact most ovens don't go that low--I have a warming unit that gets that low.

So you might need to turn it on for a few then turn it off then place your pieces in there.

Remember under 150 degrees.

for how long time i have to put the pieces in the oven??

sheilabelle Posted 17 Nov 2012 , 4:09pm

I use a damp rid container put on to a plastic tote.  The damp rid is usually in the isle in the store where you find laundry baskets and clothes hangers.  It is used to remove humidity from your closets.  Place in the tote with a lid and your items and it will help dry items as well as store them.

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