Help! Gumpaste Not Drying Because Of High Humidity.

Decorating By cuteums Updated 5 Aug 2009 , 9:14pm by superstar

cuteums Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 2:57pm
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What can I do to make it dry? It is still squishy like I just kneaded it. I ruined a rose because it is so soft. It is hot, and the humidity is very high (you can see the air!) and there is no end in sight to this weather. I kept it under my ceiling fan thinking that would dry it out but not at all. Any suggestions are welcome, even if it means I have to start over. Thanks.

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sarahokie Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 6:40pm
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I don't know if it would work, but do you have a dehydrator (like you'd make jerky in)?

cuteums Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 7:57pm
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bump - I don't have a dehydrator. Any other suggestions?

jardot22 Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 8:02pm
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I would recommend that you put it in the oven with the light on. This always dries things much quicker for me, even in high humidity. Just dont' forget it's in there and preheat your oven icon_smile.gif

diane Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 8:30pm
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add a little cornstarch to it. thumbs_up.gif

superstar Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 9:14pm
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You have to add quite a lot of Tylose knead well & leave it rolled up in cling wrap for a few hours & then use it.

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