I recently made a 3 D deer cake it was suppose to have antlers but my fondant did not work. I formed it 3 days before so it could dry but when I tried to use them they fell over and there was no helping them I ending up making it a girl It looked nice but I was not happy with it.
Do I need to add something to my store bought fondant to be able to form it? Or do I need to make it in some way. I have been wanting to try making it be have not yet, can anyone help me??
Hi, you need to add 1/2 a teaspoon of CMC/tylose powder to 250g of fondant. Or the other thing that you can do is mix 50/50 fondant and gumpaste. I haven't made the antlers, so can't advice how to do them.
Bashini has answered your questions for you but I just wanted to add that if you don't have tylose you can always add gum-tex to your fondant as well. The ratio is 1 teaspoon to 12 oz fondant.
How thick were the antlers? I would allow a week or more for something that big. I have never had fondant dry completely that fast.
Also, I use 50/50 gumpaste and fondant. Works great, speeds up the drying time and it is super strong.