wendysue Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 5:01pm
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Wilton fondant that is? I need to dry it out fast!

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wendysue Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 5:18pm
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Answer is no!! Oh my! Definitely not! Everyone learn from me, this doesn't work! icon_redface.gif

projectqueen Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 5:20pm
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No, No, NO!

Wendysue, looks like we had exactly the same experience, LOL.

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Warm fondant just turns to a mound of soft mush. Ditto for trying to dry it in a food dehydrator.

Best suggestion is to use gumpaste for things that need to dry in a hurry. I know, I know, hindsight is 20/20.

Jenn123 Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 5:49pm
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The best you can do it let a fan blow on it and turn it over occasionally. It still takes at least one night of drying.

reese04 Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 5:57pm
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Yes you can put it in the oven - Do NOT turn it on, just turn the oven light on and it will dry out pretty fast - thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

wendysue Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 6:24pm
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I made the handle and spout on Monday and that's just not long enough. It's mostly firm, but considering the position it must keep on the cake I'm concerned. I only had it in the oven long enough to see that it was soft to the touch. Now it's in the refrigerator. I think I'll keep it there until pick up time. It will surely be more rigid that way.

Wonder if I could stick it in the freezer?

wendysue Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 6:29pm
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Here's a photo of my cake so far...

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I have a wadd of napkin under the handle to keep it from slipping during the trip. Will tell my mom to remove at the church. Hope she remembers!

Jenn123 Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 6:31pm
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Don't freeze! The condensation after might make it worse.

wendysue Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 6:40pm
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Good to know! By the way sorry that image is so huge. I should have sized it down.

KrazyKross Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 6:42pm

I have dried fondant in the oven two different ways. The first is to turn the oven light on and place your fondant in the oven and keep the light on as the heat source to dry your fondant. The other is to turn the oven on low until it is barely heated and then turn it off. Put your fondant in the oven and shut the door to let it dry. (This should be used only if your oven light will not stay on when the oven door is shut.) If you have an old gas oven with a pilot light, this may be enough of a heat source to dry your fondant, just place it far enough above the heat source, so that it does not get too warm and melt.

These methods can also be used to dry royal icing and color flow. But be aware! Make sure that you remove your items before preheating your oven to bake or cook.

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