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post #122 of 881
OK -back from Meijer with a brand new cake stuff dedicated heating pad! I just did a bow impression mat on the heating pad WORKS LIKE A CHARM!! The gelatin is completely even across the whole sheet!! THANK YOU BWB!!!

Now, on the other hand, I thought it would work out for the butterflies too....not so much. They worked better NOT on the heating pad.

Now I have to patiently wait for it to dry to see how nice the bow strips turn out!!!
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post #123 of 881
OK. At the risk of sounding quite stupid, What is a heating pad? What is it normally used for?

Here is a picture of my first gelatin bow. I am ordering mats today to try to make it easier. I have been practicing on the meantime on anything I have around with a texture on it! Maybe by the time I get the mats I will be much better.
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post #124 of 881
You all make me laugh, We are like a bunch of addicts for sure. Gotta have the latest gadget that works. Hehehehehehehe..................
post #125 of 881
SharonK - that bow is beautiful!!! I LOVE that color too - we had cake club last night and one of our members made sheets of the gelatin so each of the members could make one.....that peach was one of them, but someone (twingirls05....) got to it before me! icon_razz.gif

You did a GREAT job on that - what did you use for the texture on it?

OK - heating pad....go to the pharnacy department and look where the ankle/wrist braces and stuff like that are heating pads will be really close by. You use them on sore muscles! (they are literally a pad that stays a constant temperature - you plug them into an outlet!)

When I used it - I set mine on a cooling rack (so air could circulate under it) then put a piece of wax paper on top of the heating pad - then the impression mat. I turned it on high - it wasn't warm enough on the 2 lower settings. It kept the gelatin in a nice liquid state - not completely liquid, just right - until I took it off the heating pad. It is gonna work out great!

My name is Cindy - my drug of choice (right now) is gelatin.......
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post #126 of 881
Too funny Cindy I'm laughing here!!!!!!!
post #127 of 881
Lou...Thanks for answering my clueless question! I guess I am headed to walmart or walgreens for a heating pad!

You wouldn't believe what I used for that texture! Shelf liner from IKEA!
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post #128 of 881
Thank you...this is awesome!
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post #129 of 881
Wow, SharonK...that bow was awesome!

I know I have an old heating pad around here somewhere--hehehe...hope no one sprains anything in the near future! LOL
post #130 of 881
do people eat these bows? I would imagine not as there would be no taste eh?
post #131 of 881
You COULD eat them if you wanted to (unflavored gelatin and water)....I have heard that Diane and Michaelle are working on a recipe to have them flavored - not sure if that will be in their book or not.

BTW - you cannot use jell-o it has to be PLAIN-UNFLAVORED gelatin. NO sugar. The reason being is the sugar makes things all sticky and it doesn't work out well. (just passing this info on)
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post #132 of 881
Ok, here's a question. Once the gelatin is set up, which doesn't take very long, can you take it off & set it on some plastic wrap or wax paper to finish drying? I'm not sure that would be possible to manage w/ the thin stuff for the bows (although it would be great if it did!), but I have a use for some thicker stuff, & that would save some time...
post #133 of 881
After it has set - you can take it out of the bowl - (I do, and I put mine in a ziploc bag to store it). You will have to see how well it will dry though - I am not sure it would completely dry before it grew things???

You can't remove the bows, flowers, butterflies from the sheets until they are completely dry - I have tried and it ruins them.
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post #134 of 881
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Originally Posted by idjitmom

Ok, here's a question. Once the gelatin is set up, which doesn't take very long, can you take it off & set it on some plastic wrap or wax paper to finish drying? I'm not sure that would be possible to manage w/ the thin stuff for the bows (although it would be great if it did!), but I have a use for some thicker stuff, & that would save some time...



It takes 4 to 6 hours at least for just the butterflies to set up. I let them set overnight. It's not like making Jell-O where that does set up quickly. It's done when it peels itself away from the mat, not before. So in light of that, the way you are describing it would ruin them, not save time. That's why I bought two kits because I like a LOT of butterflies (as you can see from my pix!) icon_lol.gif You can also buy the mats individually. Hope that makes sense! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #135 of 881
Oops....I thought she was asking about the gelatin in a bowl - NOT made into the butterflies/bows. (I pop mine out of the bowl and store it in the ziploc bag in the big "lump" that it forms after it just sets in the bowl) Then when I have time, I remelt it and paint it onto the mats.
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