How to speed up gumpaste hardening
Posted: 12 August 2010 11:56 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Guys! Help!!! i am making gumpaste roses for a cake(instead of the candied orange peel roses)...it is a rush cake…I made it yesterday the whole day and when i woke up today…it still is soft and somewhat “sweaty”....Waaaa!! is there a way i maybe able to hasten the hardening cause today is Friday morning here and i need the flowers tomorrow(saturday) evening….huhuhuhu! :’(..kindly help!

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Posted: 13 August 2010 12:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi,

What you can do is place your roses in the oven with just the light on.  Do not turn the oven on.  This will help speed the drying time.  I had to do this and it did help.  My gumpaste figures were definitely alot drier but not completely dry.  But enough to use on the cake.

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Posted: 13 August 2010 08:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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if you have some gum tragacanth add a little to the gum paste.  If you don’t, would you be able to make rolled ribbon roses?

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