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Old 02-24-2011, 09:16
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Default Re: Vinegar Before Baking?

Originally Posted by tashanwrn View Post
I tried it on royal blue polkadot ribbon and it worked!!!!! I also turned down my oven temp to 220 and baked them for about 25 minutes!
Awesome! Trying another one as soon as I get DS off to preschool!

Originally Posted by lilredsmiles View Post
That tip sounds odd to me, because when you're dying easter eggs, you add vinegar to make the color more vivid (meaning you are increasing the risk of color transfer). Definitely lower the temp & Mika mentioned on here awhile ago to lay some aluminum foil over your ribbon to prevent direct heat from the element from overheating your ribbon. See if that makes a difference. It seems logical to me.

Also, I have better luck when I starch after baking when it comes to trying to avoid color transfer. I now bake dry & starch afterwards. If I am in a huge hurry, I will microwave the bow for 30 seconds to speed dry.
This was my thought too, but then I guess maybe it makes the white stand out more as well?

Before using this tip, I baked at lower temps, less time, starched before, starched after, starched both before and after, nothing has really helped thus far, so I am hopeful this will work, even though I hate the smell of the vinegar!

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