How Long Does It Take for Gumpaste Flowers to Dry?


When an important event is approaching, you don't want to find out too late that there's not enough time to create your cake decorations. Gum paste flowers require a large investment of time; however, the results are usually well worth the effort. Planning in advance can help you achieve a beautiful-looking cake.

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  • Place your gum paste decoration in front of a fan to speed up drying time. If you want the air to reach all sides of your decoration, lay it on pieces of Styrofoam that have been rubbed with cornstarch. Place your piece next to a heat source, such as an oven light or other high-temperature light, to aid in the drying process.


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