Waited Too Late To Make Fondant Decorations

Decorating By yayadesigns Updated 16 Jun 2008 , 4:03pm by yayadesigns

yayadesigns Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 10:20pm
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I have to decorate a cake tonight that has fondant wire decorations (butterflies, bees & flowers on the ends of wire) that will come out of the top of the cake. Similar to this one (pic also attached): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakesbysugargirl/2470145135/ I was planning on making them last weekend, but got busy and kept putting it off. Now, I have no choice but to get them done tonight because I have to deliver the cake tomorrow morning. Is it too late to use fondant or would I have better success trying to use royal icing? Anything I can do to make the fondant dry faster? Any suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated!


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pennywells Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 10:29pm
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I add gumtex powder to the fondant and it helps it get rock hard like gumpaste. I buy my gumtex at the local craft store.

MichelleM77 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 10:31pm
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Turn the light on in your oven, lay them on a tray with the door closed. The heat from the light is enough to make the oven warm enough to dry them a bit faster. I don't think RI would be dry in time. Either way, make extras....and good luck! icon_smile.gif

yayadesigns Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 11:51pm
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Thanks for the suggestions. I think I actually bought some gumtex powder the other day..gotta go check my cupboard!

MichelleM77 Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 12:58pm
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Well, how did it go??? Let us see how you did! icon_smile.gif

yayadesigns Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 7:54pm
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It turned out really cute..thanks for the suggestions. I added gumtex powder to the fondant and then after the pieces were cut out, put them in the oven while I was finishing the cake. By this morning they were hard as bricks! I took some pics but haven't been able to upload them today because my husband needed the camera. I'll try to get them loaded later this evening.

yayadesigns Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 3:23pm
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I finally got my pics off the camera and cropped. I made the wire decorations, but didn't put them in the cake so there are pics of the cake and then pics of the decorations.

CakesbyM_LC Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 3:37pm
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wow! good job! really cute!

cupcakemkr Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 3:38pm
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that cake is soooo cute, great job!
may I ask what knid of icing you used? was it a standard bc? Love the fondant decorations and the bees on the cake too - so sweet icon_smile.gif

yayadesigns Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 4:03pm
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Standard buttercream and the bees are buttercream (except the wings..I used 1/2 of a butterfly out of fondant for the bees' wings). Flowers & butterflies were fondant. I am hoping to get a picture of the cake with the decorations in place.

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