Humidity Adjustments To Gumpaste And Fondant

Baking By MelissaJeane Updated 12 May 2011 , 4:09pm by MelissaJeane

MelissaJeane Posted 12 May 2011 , 2:26pm
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I'm using a mold for a horse figure and because of the humidity (extra high) my 50/50 gumpaste fondant mix is not setting up. I left it in the mold longer and tried the freezer still soft. Should I use more gumpaste? I don't want to keep wasting things. Maybe something I could add to the mix? Thank you for any help.

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2txmedics Posted 12 May 2011 , 3:13pm
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I'd like to know also, Im in hot/humid TEXAS!!!

TexasSugar Posted 12 May 2011 , 3:17pm
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Have you tried sticking it under a desk lamp or by a fan?

When I need something to dry/harder fast I like to put it on a bed of cornstarch and under a lamp.

MelissaJeane Posted 12 May 2011 , 4:09pm
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I will give that a try. It's been exceptionally humid for our area for this time of year. I was suprised that it was still soft after sitting overnight. The figures are for a cake due Saturday so hopefully I can get them to cooperate. At least my flower baskets are doing great in this weather, thank you for the help.

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