How Do I Harden Fondant Quickly??

Decorating By buggus Updated 20 Sep 2011 , 4:34pm by kathie-d

buggus Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 12:31am
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I had to make a bunch of roses last minute for a cake I'm putting together tomorrow and want to know how I can harden the fondant quickly. Can I use a hairdryer on cool setting??

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classiccake Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 12:49am
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I would set a fan in front of them turned on high and leave it running all night. You could not run a blow dryer long enough to get the job done!

luv2cook721 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:01am
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We used to harden dough ornaments in the oven when I was a kid. I don't know if fondant would respond the same way, but we used a very low setting on the oven, around 200 degrees I think and put the ornaments in on cookie sheets. again I am not sure it would translate to fondant, but maybe some of the experts will know.

CakeDiva73 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:15am
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The 200 degrees in the oven will definitely melt your fondant. Do you by any chance have a dehydrator? Those work fantastic but if not, the fan is your best bet, I think.

stayshoonka Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 4:16pm
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Made a cowboy hat... (last min cake) tried and tried and tried to make the ends bend up. I put it in the oven for a half an hour... worked like a charm. (on the 2nd attempt) I think I set the oven on warm, maybe a little higher. Watched it like a hawk. If you set it too high it will start bubbling.

kathie-d Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 4:34pm
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I would just add tylose or gumpaste to it...will be dry over night if not sooner.I tried the oven thing once and it didn't turn out so well for me.

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