Sherri2012 Posted 4 Aug 2012 , 6:14pm
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I am making some big ( 3-5 inch long by 1/4 inch thick) purple coneflower petals out of MMF, and want to have them dry by Thursday or Friday at the latest. Can I put them in a food dehydrator or the oven to help them harden up faster? I am worried they might crack. Anyone ever tried it? Does it work?

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kimbm04r Posted 4 Aug 2012 , 6:32pm
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I put my items that I want to dry quickly in the oven with the light turned on but the oven is OFF. They dry surprising fast. I used this method to dry the leaves on my Sunflower cake.

Sherri2012 Posted 4 Aug 2012 , 6:44pm
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Thank you so much. I'll try that! - Your sunflower cake is absolutely phenomenal! Wow!! icon_biggrin.gif

KoryAK Posted 5 Aug 2012 , 4:55am
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I have a food dehydrator that I bought for just the purpose and it works great

sillywabbitz Posted 6 Aug 2012 , 7:02pm
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Good to know KoryAK

Sherri2012 Posted 6 Aug 2012 , 7:18pm
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I tried the oven, and my dehydrator, just to see if they worked. They both worked better than nothing, BUT, if you have them too close to the light bulb, or the bottom of the dehydrator, they get hot and almost melt, like melting fondant in a microwave. If you are going to put them in a dehydrator, put a few empty trays in first, to elevate it above the heat source more. ( Mine is just a cheap Oster one from Wal Mart on a predetermined heat setting, )

kimbm04r Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 2:38am
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[quote=Your sunflower cake is absolutely phenomenal! Wow!! icon_biggrin.gif[/quote]

Thank you.

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