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post #1 of 7
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Did not know that it NEVER freakin' dries.  I've been waiting a week for my gp tiara to harden and it is just as soft today as it was a week ago.  

 

I wish I had known.  

 

Now I'm going to have to get to Michaels or wherever and buy some Wiltons since I hear it dries fast and hard.  Just peed I'll have to do this over again.  icon_mad.gif

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post #2 of 7

Bummer, I've never had problems with Bakels gumpaste not drying. I have problems with humidity here and sometimes it takes longer because of that.

I think the Wilton does dry faster, but I can roll the Bakels out thinner.

Good Luck, hope everything works out!

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post #3 of 7

I always had problems with bakels also, not drying fast, etc. I love premade Wilton or Nick Lodge homemade recipe. I sometimes mix the two.

post #4 of 7

Yep Bakels is the WORST.  I'm in Alaska with very low to no humidity and it won't dry here either.

post #5 of 7
Yes, Bakels takes weeks to dry. I am in a dry climate and I have petals waiting to dry. I even added tylose to the paste and that didn't help much. The strange thing is that when I first started using it about three years ago it was SOOO dry. It would start drying as you were rolling out. They must have changed it.
post #6 of 7
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I bit the bullet and put it in the oven at 170 and then shut it off. It's sitting in the hot oven right now and hopefully it will dry it out a bit. I'll keep you all posted on what happens. At this point it doesn't matter because the birthday is in nine days and I can't paint it until dry. If it doesn't work I guess I have to go get some new stuff but I hate wasting almost an entire package of gumpaste.
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post #7 of 7
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FYI, i put it in the oven at 170 for a few and then turned it off leaving the tiara in.  Honestly, it's gotten way harder.  I've done this a few times now.  Make sure that you keep the tiara, if that's what you're doing, on the bottle/can.  It does get soft in the oven.  

 

This thing is going to be salvagable!!!

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