I need to know the fastest way to dry fondant. I have a flat headboard piece for a cake and I completely forgot to make it when I made the other pieces. Are there any quick-fix tools of the trade??? Please help!!!
If you need it to dry fast I would opt for using gumpaste rather than fondant. It dries much quicker.
for sure use gumpaste-or mix the two, or add tylose or gum trag to your fondant. Place your pieces on styrofoam so the air can circulate underneath and pop it into a cold oven with the light on and the door closed. the heat of the light will provide enough heat to dry that right quick.
Thanks guys!!! I already have the piece made and its crusty, but still soft. So I just put it in the oven with the light on. I hope it work!!!!
turn off the a/c that will dry it out
<...turn off the a/c that will dry it out...>
hehe in this area it is much too COLD to have the a/c on Besides that it has been raining cats & dogs so it is very humid.
By now she already has it in the oven - but what I have done is set the oven temp as low as it will go & heat the oven for about 10 min then turn it off and set the piece in the oven on a cookie sheet.
How did it work? You can also put it under a gooseneck lamp - just not so close so it burns!
WOW!! The oven trick worked very well! I don't know how long I left it in there (maybe a couple hours), but it was firm enough to stand in the cake when I took it out. I was surprised that the oven was actually warm, just from the light being on.