How To Dry Gumpaste

Decorating By DeniseFL Updated 26 Jun 2009 , 3:54pm by DeniseFL

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DeniseFL Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 2:17pm
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Hello everybody..
This cake I have been working on is kind of a chalenge for me..
It will have a molded gumpaste hat on top of the second tier..
I've made the hat yesterday using a plastic hat as a mold to it(covering it with the gumpaste and adding the details)
but today it is still not completelly dry!! The cake is for tomorrow..
I used the wilton gum paste mix..
anyone have any ideas how to make the gumpaste dry FASTER?

Thank you!! icon_cry.gificon_confused.gificon_surprised.gif

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ibmoser Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 2:30pm
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The humidity in my area is brutal, so I feel your pain. Turn a fan on to get more air circulating. If you have a food dehydrator, see if the hat will fit in it. I use my dehydrator - couldn't live without it. DH made a tall collar so that I can dry larger objects. Some say that they put gumpaste in an oven with just the light on, but that never worked for me. You also need to remove the hat from the plastic form as soon as it is dry enough to handle so that the bottom side can dry. If all else fails - put it on the cake still on the mold if it is completely covered with your gumpaste icon_lol.gif -

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CookieO Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 2:36pm
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ahhhh, a dehydrator...I have several just sitting in the closet taking up space. lol. thank you thank you for that tip.

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Mothersuperior Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 3:02pm
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DeniseFL thank you for the question, i had been wondering the same thing myself, and it has been very humid in the northern east coast lately that I too have been having a problem. ibmoser, thank you for your suggestion on the dehydrator, I will have to give that a try. Happy baking everyone.

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DeniseFL Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 3:54pm
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Thank you all..
I do not have a dehydrator..
maybe will try the oven thing..
gosh! should have done it last week...

anyone else??any ideas??


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