Fondant Drying

Decorating By Cathy26 Updated 13 Oct 2008 , 11:34pm by kakeladi

Cathy26 Posted 13 Oct 2008 , 11:05pm
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Ok, so im new to fondant. I bought shop made fondant to see what texture my home made stuff should be and worked with it and cut out shapes, etc. they are still very soft 2 days later and haven't dried out yet. Is this right? does fondant ever really dry out and go hard or does it remain slightly soft? im thinking that any cakes ive eaten have firm but soft fondant on them but i just wanted to make sure...

Also, what type of cake other than fruit cake can be covered in fondant? can i use chocolate or vanilla sponge cakes ?thanks!!

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kakeladi Posted 13 Oct 2008 , 11:34pm
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Certainly you can use sponge cakes....any flavoricon_smile.gif
The moisture in the cake and the crumb coat is what helps keep the fondant from drying out when on a cake.

As for your store bought fondant not drying it is very hard to know why. No it is not normal for it to be soft after 2 days of air drying.....OR did you cover them in some way?
Humidity (weather) and recipe play a big part in drying of fondant.

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