I stopped at the fancy cake shop here in town to get supplies for a grad cake this weekend. She was selling Bakel's brand gumpaste for $3.50#. The Wilton I have been using and know how to work with is $8.50# at Walmart. So, needless to say, I bought the Bakel's. I made a crown and some other items for on the cake tonight - knowing fully well that they have to dry for a day or two before I paint them. Well, I used the last of the Wilton for some flat cutouts - and that is dry already. The Bakel's pieces are STILL really, really soft. I was wondering if there is a considerably longer drying period with it? Anyone know? I have the A/C on and retro table fans moving the air around, so I don't think humidity is a problem. Anything anyone can share about this stuff would be helpful.