Need Help With Fondant

Decorating By brittany_c9 Updated 24 Jun 2008 , 2:07pm by suz3

brittany_c9 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 1:57pm
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I have never used fondant before but I would like to add a few fondant accents on a cake that I'am making in a couple of weeks. How many days in advance can I/should I make them?

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Staceface81 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:05pm
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It depends...........if you're applying them to the sides, you want to make them as you use them so they are pliable. If they are flowers or something that needs to have dimension then you need to add gumpaste so they will harden enough. I usually make mine a week in advance just to be sure.

suz3 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:07pm
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In my limited experience, you make them several days in advance to dry or if it is something flat that you just want to lay on the cake (dots etc) you can just apply them. Dry time depends on the brand of fondant also. I just used a new one that never completely hardened. You can add theings to assist with hardening and drying.

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