I love the look of the big fondant bows, but how long do they have to dry before putting them together. I tried one last week and let the pieces dry for 2 days. When I went to "stack" them to make the bow they either broke, cracked or got squished from the weight. What am I doing wrong?
Alot depends on how humid it is where you are, what type of fondant you have used and how thin/thick it is. Marshmallow fondant takes up to a week or longer to dry. You can add gum-tex, tylose or even denture powder to your fondant to give it more gumpaste qualities.
I'm near the ocean (high humidity) and my fondant never dries hard. I tried the same thing with making a fondant bow only to have it fall to pieces. You may want to try a fondant/gumpaste.
Fondant, by itself, doesn't dry hard. If you're talking about making decorations, you'll want to use gum paste, this dries really hard. HTH
Tylose powder works great for me, and the more you add, the harder it gets (quicker).
What is tylose powder and were do you get it?
Honestly I don't know what it is....LOL...but I think you can get it at like CalJava or Pfeil & Holing or something...I get mine at Oasis supply which is local to me but also has some online ordering.
I never tried rolled fondant until a few weeks ago it was wilton, it dried hard as a rock in two days and it was sitting on my counter with handwrap over it. Is that normal? I didn't use it for anything I thought maybe it had to be served right away. Is the marshmellow fondant like that?
I have found that fondant will dry if left out with enough time but if you don't want it to dry you have to wrap it really, really well in plastic wrap and then place in a ziploc bag. If you just wrap it air will still get in no matter what type of fondant. To get mmf to dry hard you do have to add something like mentioned above or it won't be stable (like to make a bow with).
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AI use marshmallow fondant and it hardens just fine.
some say 9 hours at the very least. I am doing an assignment and am trying to really set the bars high with a cake volcano. I wasn't sure about using just normal icing so im trying out the fondant part. ive heard at the longest 2 weeks. hope this helps!! x