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post #16 of 24

Hi There,

 

I'm just wondering how you got on. I have made lots of roses for my sisters wedding cake in two weeks time and I've just noticed that they are soft. I don't want to start again. What did you end up doing to fix yours? Did it work? Please help!!!

 

Marie

post #17 of 24
I'm having the same problem with humidity and rain here in the Caribbean. I'm using Satin Ice gumpaste to make roses and the ones I already did 3 days ago, already melted to the point of no return. I've let them dry uncovered and they're a sticky mess. I don't know what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated it. Thanks
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post #18 of 24
I know I'm a little late but I just saw this thread and wanted to comment that I use Edna's gumpaste recipe and it is easy to make and very good!

It hardens quickly and is not affected by humidity as much. It's on her website. Edna's Designs or Design Me A Cake.

Also I recommend when its humid to get your items in the oven with the light as a precautionary measure. As well as the silica gel packets placed wherever you will store them.

Its also sold in jars called DampOut. Although I don't know if there might be a toxicity issue with this.

I find that the store bought gumpaste tends to be softer whereas the homemade dries like porcelain

Best of luck!
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post #19 of 24
what about rice??? get the object stable and put i good layer of rice in aairtight container put your stuff in more rice and let it keep safe..has no one tryed the laquer spray??? i read about sealing up the gum paste with egg whites
post #20 of 24
what about rice??? get the object stable and put i good layer of rice in aairtight container put your stuff in more rice and let it keep safe..has no one tryed the laquer spray??? i read about sealing up the gum paste with egg whites
post #21 of 24
im having da same prmblem wit humidity. I have to make a shoebox cake and i have made da shoe two weeks ahead... cz this was my first time and i didnt want anything to go wrong at da last moment. Now iv noticed dat da shoe has got tiny spots on it... more like melted spots... and its increasing as the days go by... got one more week to deliver da cake and i fear dat the shoe wil luk a melted mess by dat time... any suggestions? pls help..
post #22 of 24

Hubby had an idea.  He is a boater.  He said to go to the marine store and get a desiccant which is just silica gel in a container.

 

Put the flowers in a box with the desiccant.  Remember the dessicant in NOT EDIBLE but the flowers don't need to touch it.  It just needs to be near it.  

 

This is the same stuff you use to dry flowers.  It soaks up humidity really fast.

I never tried it but thought I would pass the idea along 

post #23 of 24

Oh my gosh, I am having a terrible problem with moisture too! I walked out to the bakery today and there was a gumpaste butterfly on the floor. I picked it up and it was SQUISHY! Squishier than it was when I first made it, so I reached up to the dummy it was on, and noticed about 10 had fallen, and a couple dozen more were folded looking. I made this dummy 15 months ago!

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post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by Lynne3 View Post

Hubby had an idea.  He is a boater.  He said to go to the marine store and get a desiccant which is just silica gel in a container.

 

Put the flowers in a box with the desiccant.  Remember the dessicant in NOT EDIBLE but the flowers don't need to touch it.  It just needs to be near it.  

 

This is the same stuff you use to dry flowers.  It soaks up humidity really fast.

I never tried it but thought I would pass the idea along 


You can also get this from Michael's for flowers drying.   Pour it into a knee high -tie at both ends.  make several if you need.  Put it near the flowers in a box.  You don't want it touching the flowers. 

I am having a humidity problems right now also, but not the same heat as you.  All my flowers in boxes are fine but the orchids I left just in the AC are not as hard as they should be.  Anyway, learned this from a Wilton Instructor years ago.  Hope all works out.

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