How Much In Advance Would You Make A Gumpaste Shoe?!

Decorating By brittany_c9 Updated 24 Feb 2009 , 9:40pm by BJ

brittany_c9 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 3:39pm
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Just trying out a gumpaste shoe and would like to know how long they take to dry....

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bashini Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 5:44pm
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I always make my gumpaste models a week ahead. So it has lot of time to dry properly. icon_smile.gif

chutzpah Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 6:22pm
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I try and make all my GP stuff as far ahead as possible.

KoryAK Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 6:34pm
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I've done mine in a day in a pinch. Put a toothpick in the heel and it will be ready to use almost immediately. Dry it in front of a fan or, my personal favorite, a food dehydrator.

BJ Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 9:40pm
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I've done mine as close as the day ahead as long as it isn't a solid block of gumpaste that needs to dry. My trick for a quick dry is to put the item in a small room (my spare bedroom) and put a dehumidifier in it and leave it on overnight. You can feel how dry the room is when you enter it the next morning and the item is normaly rock hard. thumbs_up.gif

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