Heat Lamp To Dry Gumpaste Tiara???

Decorating By jolie1977 Updated 8 Jul 2010 , 3:27pm by jolie1977

jolie1977 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 1:28pm
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Hello fellow cakers!

I'm in the process of hoping and praying that my gumpaste tiara will be dry enough to stand on its own in the next 48hrs, but while I'm waiting, I started wondering if there wouldn't be a more efficient way to dry these gumpaste creations... like a heat lamp!? Has anyone ever tried a heat lamp or know if that would work?

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kandyc10 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 1:41pm
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I haven't tried a heat lamp, not sure about that, but when I made my tiara, I made it on a Tuesday and by Saturday it was just fine - had no problems with it. Good Luck

2SchnauzerLady Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 1:52pm
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If you don't need to use your oven, turn the oven light on and put the tiara in there. The heat from the bulb is enough to help dry it out. I've got flowers drying in my oven right now!

Win Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 1:56pm
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I just use a fan to help dry my gumpaste... no heat required on my end.

jolie1977 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 2:43pm
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I have a fan on mine too, but I thought if there was a faster way to do it somehow, that would make my life so much easier!!! lol

greengyrl26 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 2:57pm
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I have a tiara drying with the oven light right now.

TexasSugar Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 3:12pm
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I've used a desk lamp to help dry pieces. As well as sitting them in a bed of cornstarch if possible.

jolie1977 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 3:27pm
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greengirl26, how long does your tiara take to dry in the oven with the oven light?

I also found another post where someone mentionned a heat gun (look like a hair dryer, but much more powerful and less air volume)...

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