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post #16 of 37
Every time I put something in the oven for "storage", I put a piece of tape (or a dot of icing...whatever is handy) over the "on" button of the oven. That way, if ANYONE in the family goes to turn the oven on, they know something is in there.
~Lisa
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post #17 of 37
Oh, what a great idea! I usually let my cornbread pans dry out in my still-warm oven after I have rinsed and wiped them out and forget that I have them in there (until I turn on the oven to preheat it for the next meal). I will definitely put this on my oven somewhere to remind me, as I am the only one who is using the oven now, but becoming more and more forgetful. Once someone turns "29", it is all downhill icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
post #18 of 37
i have also read somewhere that the best way to clean cookie cutters and not having them rust is to wash them immediately, and a cookie sheet, and put them in the still warm oven to dry.
When the going gets tough, the tough start baking!
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post #19 of 37
All great ideas, I never would have thought of them. I tried drying fondant in my clothes dry and low heat, i did it only for a short time and thought that I sc@#%ed up because they were reallly soft, but it turns out, after taking then out, they hardened in no time. Going to try the fixodent thought.
post #20 of 37
I tried drying my fondant pieces in the oven - no heat, just the light - and they didn't melt but they definitely sagged and lost definition. It was a surprise cake for my dad so no big deal but it was really bad. I'm never trying that again. Now I wish I could find a good deal on a dehydrator.
post #21 of 37
oh did anybody mention you really shouldn't try this with a gas oven?
Christi
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post #22 of 37
leanne, do they actually carry the cmc at whole foods?
post #23 of 37
ALSO icon_biggrin.gif LOLOLOL. I was making some Orchids for my final. Well, they weren't drying fast enough for me. Yeah the oven will work. I loaded up a sheet pan, Cel Former, and all. Checked back in about 1/2 hr, no prob. Well about an hour later, all the lil Cel Former thingies shrunk. icon_surprised.gificon_evil.gificon_cry.gif Not good, not good at all. I borrowed them from school to make all of the flowers. So then I hurry around, and end up ordering 19 replacement packages. You can't buy the individual ones. You have to buy the whole package. GRRRRRR. That ended up being a $100.00 mistake that won't be forgotten.

Mike
post #24 of 37
I use cellogen/tylo/cmc in my figures too. You only need to add about a teaspoon per 500g (approx 1/4pound)
post #25 of 37
Where are you purchasing the CMC powder from???
Liz
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post #26 of 37
500 g.=1.10 pounds
post #27 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by wgoat5

oh did anybody mention you really shouldn't try this with a gas oven?



Could you explain, please?

The one time I tried doing this in my gas oven it was a total disaster. The fondant got all soft and mushy and I had to start all over again.

No one ever said not to try this in a gas oven. thumbsdown.gif
post #28 of 37
it gets hotter in a turned off gas oven with the light on.
Christi
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post #29 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by wgoat5

it gets hotter in a turned off gas oven with the light on.



Ok you mean with the pilot light? Sometimes the pilot light is the blessing you want to help dry out your stuff. I mean my gas oven has an electric starter so no pilot. But I have a warming drawer anyway. If I crank it to high, my stuff will die a horrible death. If I keep it on low I'm golden, my fondant with extra cornstarch dries like clay, tastes like raspberry candy and I can trim it with scissors too because of the gelatine.

If you have enough juju in your product whatever it is, tylose or cornstarch or 10X or whatever it will dry fine with or without pilot light or light bulb in there.

You have to test stuff--see my quote down there--all things are expedient and all things are not always expedient. But there is no cut and dry thing that gas ovens will not dry out fondant. Sure they will. You gotta test it. It works great. So next time make the stuff stiffer, drier, and turn the light off, prop the door open, do what you need to do but it totally works.
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post #30 of 37
I use straight gp.... I have used both fondant with tylose AND straight gp and both times my work melted or never dried out icon_sad.gif
Christi
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