Hi, I have a major project due next week which requires lots of flowers and little leaves. so i decided to start 2wks in advance to lets things role smoothly. Than the rain begins and the humidity and all my flowers go droopy and limp and the stress begins. After trying to save them putting the fan on and AC not wanting to work properly i start with a fresh batch with 50 gumpaste and 50 fondant and an overdose of Tylose powder. This works perfectly but it rained again and they softened and i was'nt going to start over again, so i went yesterday morning and bought the Sunbeam dehydrator and started straight away placing them in and keeping an eye on it every hour. YES they finally dried out and i put new batch in this morning and kept an eye on the ones i did yesterday and they are still firm as. I have the little leaves which have dried finally on there own but worried if it starts to rain again are they going to soften so when i get home this afternoon i will put them in for a few hours.
All fingers crossed this will work and even if it rains they will hopefully stay very firm.
so i guess spending $105 was worth it and wish they made the trays much higher.
Wish you all the best.
I've been thinking about getting a dehumidifier. The humidity is ridiculous here in Puerto Rico. The last 3 days we've had non stop rain and the humidity is so bad that all the walls in the house are sweating. I had a cake with flowers due but had to throw the flowers out and floral wire some fake ones.
Must be heaven to live in dry places.
I use a dehydrator all the time...love it.