Draping Fondant Question? Stretching...

Decorating By cocobean Updated 1 Jan 2009 , 7:02pm by JenniferMI

cocobean Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 11:57pm
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I am going to be draping some fondant, like a napkin over the top of each wedding cake tier (all bc). I practiced a little and it is very difficult. The fondant piece stretches and I need it to stay square. Any suggestions the cake will be due Monday. icon_confused.gif Any experience with draping?

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sparklepopz Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 12:05am
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I prefer to use 50/50 or fondant with tylose and allow the cut pieces to sit for 5 minutes or so before handling them. Straight fondant has proven to be too soft for me to work with for draping, swags, etc.

cocobean Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 4:20am
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sparkle, what brand of fondant do you use the tylose with? I'm using Satain Ice. I'm afraid when the surface drys and you try to move it it starts to crack.

sparklepopz Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 4:58am
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I use Satin Ice too. Satin Ice tends to be quite soft, so adding a half teaspoon or so of Tylose to a piece about the size of a baseball will not dry so fast as to give the fondant elephant skin. :

cocobean Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 6:04am
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Thanks sparkle! thumbs_up.gif

cylstrial Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 2:51pm
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Interesting! Thanks for sharing!!!

JenniferMI Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 7:02pm
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Adding a little tylose should do the trick.

Using chocolate fondant works great, too! I make my drapes/swags paper thin and don't get any stretching.

Jen icon_smile.gif

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