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!
xx

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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