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Any tips on getting Gumpaste to dry FAST!!!

post #1 of 30
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I put it off till the last minute because I was busy making other cakes... I have a shoe that needs to dry ultra fast! Any one have tips on getting 100% gumpaste to dry faster? Thanks in advance icon_biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 30
If you have tylose powder put in a little extra and sit the shoe in to the oven with the light on.
Karen
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post #3 of 30
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NO tyloseicon_sad.gif I need to get some. I will try the oven though... thanksicon_smile.gif
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post #4 of 30
I stick in my sauna on low heat (like 100 degrees) so oven probably will work too!
post #5 of 30
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Ooooh SAUNA!!! I want one sooooo bad! Lucky you!!!
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post #6 of 30
Sauna really? Wouldnt that do just the opposite? Too hot & humid I would think.

I aksed the same question last week. Ended up putting it in my freezing cold basement with a fan blowing on it. I only had about two hours and it wasn't enough, but better than nothing.
post #7 of 30
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Hmmm... I have overnight. Oven or fan???
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post #8 of 30
oven, I do it all the time. It should be ok if you don't need it until tomorrow.
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post #9 of 30
I have success with the microwave...6-7 seconds...remove...cool completely....another 6-7 seconds...cool completely....repeat as necessary (usually only takes 3 sessions to completely harden the piece.


for an upright piece(like booties)...dust heavily a piece of parchment with cornstarch...place a bootie(one bootie per piece(makes it easier to keep an eye on while it's nuking). Dust the inside really well and place a small wad of heavily dusted parchment in toe and a well dusted parchment covered tubular piece in the shaft(no matter how tall or short that area is) area for support.

keep a close eye on your piece while nuking....keep finger over stop button should you see something amok...


nuke one,,,then the other

do something while they cool otherwise you may be tempted to 'check' it out.
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"Be the change you want to see in the world."- Mahatma Gandhi

miniature cake tutorial

http://www.youtube.com/user/MyNewSneakers?feature=mhsn
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post #10 of 30
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way cool!!! Thanks!!!
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post #11 of 30
i heard dehydrator is awesome for fast drying. but unfortunately i dont know more.
post #12 of 30
I've been using the oven to speed my drying up. It works like a charm. Usually after a few hours stuff is set up pretty well. I think I am going to have to give that microwave trick a try though...sounds like it would save a ton of time, and lightbulbs!
post #13 of 30
i like that micro idea.... will it work for flower petals???
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post #14 of 30
Sorry for barging in - Would the microwave work for a last minute tiara? How would I position it?
post #15 of 30
I have used a hairdryer in a pinch. My husband has a heat gun that I have used too. (it's like a hair dryer, but it gets the air hotter but doesn't blow with as much volume of air - you use it for remove paint from wood). Just heat and let rest until cool.

Marci
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