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Hi, can anyone please tell me how to dry flowers etc in rainy weather.

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Hi, thank you Sherry. I used tylose but will definately try the lights and cornstarch. Appreciated.
Hi Sayrene,

The suggestions by Sherry are certainly worth trying. I will definitey do so. What I sometimes do is switch on the air con and the flowers sleep with me in my room (esp if it has been raining for days on end) then when they are a little drier, I would put them in an air tight container with some silica gel in it. These are little crystal like pebbles which are pink in colour which turn blue when they have moisture in the air. These are usually used for keeping camera moist free.


Sayrene Paulsen said:
Hi, thank you Sherry. I used tylose but will definately try the lights and cornstarch. Appreciated.
I live in Hawaii, so this advice will be great.
Nur, thank you for this, I'm definately gonna try this.

Nur Ainee Muhammad said:
Hi Sayrene,

The suggestions by Sherry are certainly worth trying. I will definitey do so. What I sometimes do is switch on the air con and the flowers sleep with me in my room (esp if it has been raining for days on end) then when they are a little drier, I would put them in an air tight container with some silica gel in it. These are little crystal like pebbles which are pink in colour which turn blue when they have moisture in the air. These are usually used for keeping camera moist free.


Sayrene Paulsen said:
Hi, thank you Sherry. I used tylose but will definately try the lights and cornstarch. Appreciated.
I have also read of using a food dehydrator, you may be able to find a cheap one at a yard sale or on ebay.



Sayrene Paulsen said:
Nur, thank you for this, I'm definately gonna try this.

Nur Ainee Muhammad said:
Hi Sayrene,

The suggestions by Sherry are certainly worth trying. I will definitey do so. What I sometimes do is switch on the air con and the flowers sleep with me in my room (esp if it has been raining for days on end) then when they are a little drier, I would put them in an air tight container with some silica gel in it. These are little crystal like pebbles which are pink in colour which turn blue when they have moisture in the air. These are usually used for keeping camera moist free.


Sayrene Paulsen said:
Hi, thank you Sherry. I used tylose but will definately try the lights and cornstarch. Appreciated.
Thank you Becky, sounds great. I'll enquire about it.
I have a dehumidifier in my cake kitchen....and I use a dehydrator. With they dehydrator your centers of your flowers have to be completely dry by air before you build something like roses or larger flowers on a thick center because it will get gummy and softer on the inside if you put it in and it's very very thick. Also, you can buy extra plastic racks to go inside of the dehydrator to make it taller. There is not much space between the grids...I used wire cutters to cut the grids out of several of them so that I can stack empty rings in between rings with grids and make the space large enough to hold large flowers like roses, magnolias, tulips and such. Also, add tylose powder to your fondant and gumpaste to make it dry better in humid weather. I live IN A SWAMP...most of the time our humidity is about 90% or higher....I empty my dehumidifier EVERY day and it holds a gallon and a half. You would love one if you got it...but wear chapstick and lots of moisturizer cuz it's hard on your skin...great on gumpaste.

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