i want to make a toolbox cake for Father's Day and put tools on or around it, but I'm unsure what to use to make them so they'll dry by Sunday. I know, I should've done this earlier...but I work well under pressure I made a little MMF penguin on Sunday and with all this humidity, he still hasn't dried, so I'm would think MMF is out. Any ideas? I've never worked with gumpaste, but i have a can of the Wilton mix. I've also heard of pastillage, but i'm not sure what that is or if it's the same as gumpaste? THank you!
Not sure I can help you...I haven't tried this yet....Someone mentioned on another thread that a food dehydrator will dry fondant, color flow, and gumpaste in hours instead of days. It may help your humidity issue if you have one handy. My DH insisted on one a few years ago and it has been collecting dust for the last year. I think it may be time to dig it up and revive it.
Hope it helps,
gum paste is pretty quick to dry.
You can add 1 tbsp of that wilton's gumpaste mix you have to your mmf. and it hardens very fast.
THanks for all your help - never thought of mixing it together either. Now I wish i had a food dehydrator - that would probably work really well!
You could also make cookie tools gingerbread would work well
Candyclay would work but not in a high heat area
I would do gingerbread frosted in royal icing