Dough art is great for hanging ornaments, party favors and special occasions. The dehydrator uses even heat and lower temperatures that prevents cracking and browning that may occur when you use a conventional hot oven. The removable shelves of the Excalibur dehydrator allows you to make large dough art pieces. The basic recipe is as follows:
4 cups flour 1 cup salt 1 3/4 cup water food coloring as needed for colored dough
First combine the flour and salt then mix in the water and knead for about 5-10 minutes. Roll out the dough and shape it into the desired shapes or use cookie cutters. Place the dough items on Teflex sheets and dry on the highest setting for about 2-4 hours. When dry, paint with craft paints and seal with a plastic fixative available at your local craft store.
Dehydrate the frosting for cake decorations. Mix your favorite recipe and squeeze out of your cake decorating device into the shapes you want on a Teflex sheet or saran wrap. Usual drying time is 1-3 hours at 100° - 110° F.