The Back Of My Gumpaste Decorations Always Wrinkle!!

Decorating By doramoreno62 Updated 29 Mar 2012 , 5:52am by cakeyouverymuch

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doramoreno62 Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 5:40am
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Is there a way for this not to happen? After cutting out my gumpaste decorations, I lay them either on parchment or wax paper to dry. I have tried drying them under a fan and in the oven with the light on. They dry beautifully...from the front. The back always ripples due to the moisture evaporating and making the paper ripple. Tonite I cut out a headboard for a bed cake and the back of it does not make me a happy camper! What can I do so this won't happen?

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 5:52am
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Both parchment and wax paper will hold the moisture behind the piece you are drying. Try placing your pieces on a sponge or on a clean towel that will absorb the moisture and draw it away from the piece you are drying. Also, turn your pieces during the drying process so that air can get at both sides and they dry evenly. HTH

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