I covered my cake in fondant and now I'm worried. Will my fondant dry out and get gross before it's eaten?
Also, what do you use to attach fondant accents to your fondant covered cakes?
It will just sort of dry on the outside, so that if you touch it, it won't leave a finger mark....but don't go poking it! It will be soft inside so it can be cut.
Use either a BIT of water or Royal Icing, or Tylose glue... I can't remember the water:cmc ratio, so maybe do a search on it and there will be a thread.
Thanks for the tips!!! Now how do you get the extra powdered sugar off?
I had excess powdered sugar on the cake I made today and gently brushed it with a paintbrush to get it off. Seemed to work ok.
next time, try to only use powdered sugar on the underneath surface, not the surface that is going to show. It prevents that dull look!
On the current one, use paintbrush (or big makeup brush) to brush away excess, then use an extra piece of fondant to rub over the surface. It will get some of its shine back.
You can also rub a small amount of shortening over it with a soft paper towel. This will absorb the sugar and give it gloss back. The shortening will absorb itself into the fondant.
The Tylose glue works best for attaching fondant accents to fondant for me.
1/4 (heaping) teaspoon dissolved in 1/2 cup water.
I like to bring the water to boil remove from heat then sprinkle in the tylose powder and stir til dissolved.