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HELP!!! Need to dry fondant fast!

post #1 of 13
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I left some fondant cutouts out overnight and that's usually long enough for them to be firm enough to stand up but they are still soft icon_sad.gif Is there any way to speed up the drying process??
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post #2 of 13
I usually dry my fondant and gumpaste pieces in the oven because they are more likely to not absorb any moisture in the air that way. If you have a food dehydrator that might speed up the process a bit. HTH.
post #3 of 13
i dry all of my fondant and gumpaste pieces in the oven...just turn the oven light on
post #4 of 13
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The oven??? Really? I would have thought that would melt them... What temp do you put it on?
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post #5 of 13
Under 150 degrees.

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Thanks so much!!
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Let them cool off before trying to pick them up.

Be real real careful with the temp because they can melt.

If your oven is not accurate--in fact most ovens don't go that low--I have a warming unit that gets that low.

So you might need to turn it on for a few then turn it off then place your pieces in there.

Remember under 150 degrees.

if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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post #8 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by k8memphis

Let them cool off before trying to pick them up.

Be real real careful with the temp because they can melt.

If your oven is not accurate--in fact most ovens don't go that low--I have a warming unit that gets that low.

So you might need to turn it on for a few then turn it off then place your pieces in there.

Remember under 150 degrees.



My oven has a warming drawer so I guess I'll try that first. I made a few extra so I'll try it wih just one first to make sure it's not too hot...

Thanks for the advice icon_smile.gif
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by MaxTRexmom

Quote:
Originally Posted by k8memphis

Let them cool off before trying to pick them up.

Be real real careful with the temp because they can melt.

If your oven is not accurate--in fact most ovens don't go that low--I have a warming unit that gets that low.

So you might need to turn it on for a few then turn it off then place your pieces in there.

Remember under 150 degrees.



My oven has a warming drawer so I guess I'll try that first. I made a few extra so I'll try it wih just one first to make sure it's not too hot...

Thanks for the advice icon_smile.gif



Mine has low medium and high. In mine--medium and low are fine--high fries the stuff. Do you have an instant read thermometer? or any kind of thermometer??

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post #10 of 13
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I have a digital meat thermometer
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxTRexmom

I have a digital meat thermometer



perfect

if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

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post #12 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

Let them cool off before trying to pick them up.

Be real real careful with the temp because they can melt.

If your oven is not accurate--in fact most ovens don't go that low--I have a warming unit that gets that low.

So you might need to turn it on for a few then turn it off then place your pieces in there.

Remember under 150 degrees.

for how long time i have to put the pieces in the oven??

post #13 of 13

I use a damp rid container put on to a plastic tote.  The damp rid is usually in the isle in the store where you find laundry baskets and clothes hangers.  It is used to remove humidity from your closets.  Place in the tote with a lid and your items and it will help dry items as well as store them.

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