Fondant/gumpaste And Humidity

Decorating By leahk Updated 12 Aug 2009 , 10:08pm by leahk

leahk Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 7:48am
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HELP! I attempted making my first gumpaste bootie. I used Aine2's recipe of premade fondant with tylose powder added. I found it very easy to work with. I made the bootie on Sunday and let it dry. Monday evening it was basically dry. Tuesday morning I woke up and it had completely collapsed on itself in a gummy mess! How can I dry it without having the humidity get to it?

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brincess_b Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 9:12pm
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being in the uk, i dont have to deal with humidity - you have my sympathies!
look out for posts abotu drying stuff in the oven - no heat, you just put on the light, and it works apparently.
i *think* that if the gumpaste is 110% dry, humidity isnt such a worry, but if its still damp on the inside, its much more likely to wilt.
hopefully someone with more experience will get back to you too!

leahk Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 10:08pm
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The problem is that it happened after I *thought* it had dried!

I just made 2 more. They are definitely drying nicely. Let's hope tonite is less humid and they survive the night!

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