More Fondant Questions-Drying?

Decorating By MrsMabe Updated 19 Apr 2009 , 6:38pm by tonedna

MrsMabe Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 5:59pm
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If I'm going to make 3-D figures out of fondant, how long do they need to dry? I need to make a spool (like a spool of thread) for a cake in early to mid-May and I don't want to start it too late and have it droop. I plan to use MMF if that makes a difference.

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bashini Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 6:11pm
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You might have to add a bit of CMC/ Tylose powder to the fondant, to make it dry fast and hard. I would make them at least a week before. So it has lot of drying time. icon_biggrin.gif

rockysmommy Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 6:11pm
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Tee-Y Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 6:14pm
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I would suggest you use modelling paste which is a mixture of sugarpaste and flower paste,that way if you make it even weeks ahead and place in a lighted cupboard it would stay dry and not be droopy when you need to use it.Hope that helps.

MrsMabe Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 6:22pm
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Thanks for the advice. Our stores on base don't carry many specialty items, so I'm stuck with straight MMF for now. I think I'll have my parents send me some glucose and tylose so I can try gumpaste next time.

tonedna Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 6:38pm
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Originally Posted by MrsMabe

Thanks for the advice. Our stores on base don't carry many specialty items, so I'm stuck with straight MMF for now. I think I'll have my parents send me some glucose and tylose so I can try gumpaste next time.




To make gumpaste all you need at least is the tylose...But definitevely is best to go with gumpaste for figurines so they mantain their shape.
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