How to dry a gumpaste tiara

This is a record-short tutorial, but I thought I’d share it with you. Drying out gumpaste tiaras can be tricky since you want a concave shape. So, I found a very easy way. Here’s how:

Materials: drying rack; styrofoam glass

Cut two slits on the styrofoam glass and insert it onto the drying rack – it fits nice and snuggly. Then place your gumpaste tiara on top of the glass and let it dry. It will hold a beautiful shape and the glass won’t move at all. This can be used for other figures.

Try it… you’ll like it :))))


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What a great idea!! I might need to make a tiara for my grand daughter’s 2nd birthday, and will remember your tutorial. Thanks!!

Toni, Pennsylvania,

Thank u for sharing it… (",)


Very clever technique! So many other things one cake make using the cup like this! Thanks for posting.

Stephanie Grillo, Northern NJ,

Wonderful! Thanks for the tip – I always try to find random things to hold shapes for me and none of them work well – this is great!

Great thanks for sharing x

It wont stick? I need to make one (tonight) and i was going to use an old satin ice white tube that I have and cover it with parchment paper.

As your gumpaste starts to dry to the touch, you need to nudge it a little bit just to loosen it up – but it definitelly won’t stick. I use this method all the time! Good luck – post pictures – :))))

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