Urgent Help Needed... Gumpaste Problem!!

Decorating By Pama2d Updated 10 May 2008 , 12:01am by mssweetie24

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Pama2d Posted 9 May 2008 , 11:37pm
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Hi fellow CC's..... I your help. Does anyone know if there is a way to "QUICKLY" dry gumpaste? I made my loops and hung them on Tuesday, yesterday I put the bow together, but my loops are still somewhat soft. HELP... the cake is due tomorrow morning and I don't know that it's going to hold up.

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butterflywings Posted 9 May 2008 , 11:40pm
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i've heard you can put them in a cold oven with just the light on, but i'm not sure how long that takes to dry.

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adobewife Posted 9 May 2008 , 11:50pm
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You can also use a food dehydrator if you know someone who has one. The aren't very expensive. I saw them at Walmart for about $35

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angienajjar Posted 9 May 2008 , 11:51pm
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yes, put them in the oven, and put on the light....it should dry pretty quickly, as in overnight.....

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YanYan Posted 9 May 2008 , 11:54pm
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i guess you can try using the 'cool' setting on your hair dryer

even better if you can borrow a large hooded dryer like the ones in a salon but portable

you can put the gumpaste accents under there and leave it for an extended period

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mssweetie24 Posted 10 May 2008 , 12:01am
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I always place my fondant pieces in the oven to dry faster. I preheat my oven and then once it is preheated I turn it off and place my gumpaste things on a cookie sheet line with wax paper and turn the oven light on. I saw how to do this in a thread from here at CC it works great when you need items to dry quickly. Hope that helps

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