Fondant Help....please!!

Decorating By KellJ Updated 28 Apr 2009 , 11:05pm by sugarshack

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KellJ Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 7:50pm
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I am making a cross out of fondant to stand on a cake and I want my cross to harden up. Should I mix my fondant with gumpaste or gum tex? How long should it take for my cross to get hard if it's about 1/8 of an inch thick?

Thanks!

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pastryjen Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 7:58pm
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Why don't you just make the cross out of straight gumpaste? It will dry much faster

It should take at least a couple days to dry if you add gum tex into it...don't forget to flip it to dry out the other side.

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marisanovy Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 8:01pm
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You can make a cross with krispie treats and cover with fondant.

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sweetjan Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 8:04pm
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I'd make it out of gumpaste

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sugabear Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 8:16pm
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If you make it out of gumpaste ( which I personally think would be best if you plan on standing it up MHO ) the drying time depends on what kind of gumpaste that you use and the weather. It can take anywhere from overnight to a couple of days. If you're in a hurry try put it on a cookie rack in the oven ( make sure it's off ) and turn on the light with the oven door cracked. HTH!

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kakeladi Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 8:18pm
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You can use any one of the following:
gumpaste (alone)
fondant (alone)
about 1/2 & 1/2 gp & fondant
fondant w/GumTex added

With the rain we have been having in the area I suggest either 50/50 or gumpaste.
I suggest it be about 1/4" thick. Allow it to dry 2-3 days.
To get it to stand up stick a toothpick or two in the bottom as it dries.

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sugarshack Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 11:05pm
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It mostly depends upoin the humidity in your room.
Straight GP will dry harder but might be harder to cut clean.
Fondant with a lot of tylose will dry in 1-2 days and a food dehydrator makes it fast! Less than one day!

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