How Do I Speed Up The Drying Time For Gumpaste?

Decorating By SweetsbyLadawn Updated 14 Sep 2010 , 10:31pm by Maria_Campos

SweetsbyLadawn Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 8:36pm
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Thank you in advance.

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Rusti Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 9:28pm
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You could try a fan, that will help dry it out. Just don't get too close.

bakencake Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 9:39pm
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Im also looking for this tip. I just cant wait for my stuff to finish drying before i start messing with it and messing it up.

StephW Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 9:57pm
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You can put it in the oven... with the oven OFF and the light ON.

Maria_Campos Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 9:59pm
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If you don't have a food dehydrator, place it into your oven with just the oven light on, DO NOT put the oven on just the oven light.

AnnBland Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 10:03pm
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Originally Posted by Maria_Campos

If you don't have a food dehydrator, place it into your oven with just the oven light on, DO NOT put the oven on just the oven light.



I've read this before and it makes no sense to me. How does having the light on help speed up the drying time?

annacakes Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 10:25pm
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The lightbulb generates heat in the enclosed space which helps dry the GP.

Maria_Campos Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 10:31pm
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Originally Posted by annacakes

The lightbulb generates heat in the enclosed space which helps dry the GP.




This is correct, I do this all the time for large piece that can't fit in a dehydrator.

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