Can You Speed Up...

Business By CakeInfatuation Updated 12 Jun 2010 , 9:53pm by CakeInfatuation

CakeInfatuation Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 7:51pm
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the gumpaste drying process? I made wings for a dragon this morning... (I know... should have done it yeserday) but they are drying soooooooo slow. I'm afraid when I stick them on they'll just bed right over...

Sometimes it is frustrating to try and prep ahead when you aren't sure of the size something will need to be to work right, so you wait... then you end up telling your pieces to "hurry up and dry" and you are stressing out...

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BlakesCakes Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 9:07pm
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I don't know how much time you have, or how much you need, but you can put them on parchment paper on a cookie tray with just the oven light on. Left for hours, this should dry them nicely.

When I have very little time, I put them in my oven on the lowest setting, which for me is 170F. I keep a close eye on them--to be sure--but even fairly thin pieces dry well.

I've done everything from finger thickness handles to thin gum paste flowers this way.


crazyladybaker Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 9:49pm
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I also do what Rae does...put in the oven with only the light on.

CakeInfatuation Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 9:53pm
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Got it! They are good... dragon is done. Pfew!

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