AWhat is the fastest way to dry a decoration? Customer picked up cake yesterday I just got a text one of the handles broke. Need to make another one ASAP! [IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3287090/width/200/height/400[/IMG]
one way is to knead in a ton of cornstarch and dry the shaped handle at 150 degrees -- more than that and it will melt -- don't touch it while it's warm -- you can use your oven thermometer to advantage by turning the oven off & on just for few minutes -- don't get it too hot though -- some people use food dehydrators and i have a warming drawer in my oven -- but on & off will work in a pinch -- 150 of course is a low temp
AApprox. How much time in the oven?
i usually do 2 hours in the heat cool off and another hour or two of heat --
remember don't move it while it's hot -- only touch it when it's completely cooled off
AOr use Wilton ready made gumpaste. Boy that stuff sure dries super fast!! Pro - it dries super fast. Con - it dries super fast, so if you take your sweet time kneading and sculpting your gumpaste will start to dry out and develop elephant skin. :)
K8, i still love your advice on using cornstarch! I use it all the time now for cupcake and cake toppers! Yay! :)