Urgent Need To Dry Gumpaste Fast

Decorating By audreygb Updated 1 Jun 2010 , 2:59am by chefjulie

audreygb Posted 31 May 2010 , 4:26pm
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hi has anyone got any tips on how to dry gumpaste fast????

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aprilblack Posted 31 May 2010 , 4:51pm
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set it in the oven with the light on and keep door closed.. the light should provide some heat, but not enough to cook.. hth..

Cakelayer Posted 31 May 2010 , 5:38pm
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I've also found that a fan helps too. Keeping the air circulating helps the gumpaste to dry faster.


LucianaW01 Posted 31 May 2010 , 6:02pm
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add Tylose

jlynnw Posted 31 May 2010 , 6:20pm
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I have use a food dehydrator for leaves and flower petals. Fans work great as well but start with a fast drying paste with tylose in it.

audreygb Posted 31 May 2010 , 6:20pm
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thanks going with the fan!

Montrealconfections Posted 31 May 2010 , 6:32pm
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I purchased a screen which is meant to be used to put on a frying pan to avoid the oil from splating everywhere, I place my stuff to dry on there so the air is on both sides.

Sassy74 Posted 31 May 2010 , 6:32pm
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I also use my dehydrator set on the lowest setting. Works great!

mamawrobin Posted 31 May 2010 , 6:45pm
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I don't know how fast you need for them to dry, but I made the figures for my Mario cake then night before the cake was due using gumpaste only and they dried overnight sittiing on the counter. I've used the oven light for fondant/gumpaste mix but for straight gumpaste I've never had to do that. I do use Wilton premade gumpaste, maybe that's why mine dries so fast. I've never used any other gumpaste.

tonedna Posted 31 May 2010 , 6:46pm
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Tylose and dehydrator works for me.
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chefjulie Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 2:59am
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Food Dehydrator!!! Awesome for procrastinators like me icon_smile.gif

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