Fondant Question

Decorating By 012202210 Updated 21 Nov 2008 , 2:18am by aundrea

012202210 Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 9:09pm
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How far in advance can i make fondant accents, and how should i keep them from drying?

i want to make a border using varying ball sizes and wanted to make them today.. i dont want them to harden though (or would it be ok?)

thanks!

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SILVERCAT Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 9:12pm
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I little hard does make them easier to place and move around bc they will hold the shape for you. When is the cake due?
Have you seen this tutorial? This is a GREAT tutorial
http://www.creativecelebrationcakes.co.uk/page35.htm

012202210 Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 9:31pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SILVERCAT

I little hard does make them easier to place and move around bc they will hold the shape for you. When is the cake due?
Have you seen this tutorial? This is a GREAT tutorial
http://www.creativecelebrationcakes.co.uk/page35.htm




the cake is "due" (what a grown-up cake term!!) on sunday.. i have baked the layers, making the ganache.. and prepping everything tonight.. so i can put it together on saturday night..

i will check out the link you gave!

any other tips really appreciated! this is my first big project that will be shared with people outside my family.. i'm very excited/nervous!!

katgal Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 9:41pm
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It's usually a good idea to make accents like the balls, in advance. This way they will hold their shape when you put them on your cake. Today's a good day to make them.

tracey1970 Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 2:10am
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I have made lots of fondant accents in advance. If I want them a bit harder, I leave them out to air dry for a few days. If I want them not too hard, I cover them in saran and put in an airtight container (if they will fit into one) until I need to use them.

aundrea Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 2:18am
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wow! what great tips for making accents. thanks for posting.

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