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.