Help!! Urgent! Purse Handle - Not Sure How To Dry

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dbmiller02 Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 2:05pm
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I made several handles for my purse cake last night from all gumpaste. They both have cracked from the downward pressure of laying on something curved in order to dry. I want this curved upright shape, but I am not sure how to get it supported enough to dry without cracking and stretching too much. This is for a cake tomorrow, thankfully for family. So, if all else fails I have other options, but I really want to make this work.

Please advise me on how best to dry it. Thanks so much!

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wgoat5 Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 2:30pm
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I am not a real seasoned purse maker but the one I did had a standing handle.... But I made it a few days ahead in a mix of fondant and gumpast.. although my standby was total GP ... The way I did it was layed it on its side (it was not a real thin handle so it did stay up on its side... I shaped it the way I wanted it to look and then took two skewers and put gumglue on the ends and wrapped the ends of the handle around the skewers and it dried very nicely icon_smile.gif


Have a wonderful day!!


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aoliveira Posted 13 Apr 2008 , 3:42am
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Shape a wire and cover it with fondant and then let dry. That always works for me.

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