shell62995 Posted 15 May 2009 , 3:33pm
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I broke the cowboy hat brim last night. I made another one out of only fondant and need it to dry ASAP so I can finish making the cake for a raffle tomorrow morning! any suggestions? icon_cry.gif

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msulli10 Posted 15 May 2009 , 3:39pm
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It's a little to late for this, but in the future mix in some gumpaste or tylose powder.

YALANTZI Posted 15 May 2009 , 3:40pm
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is there any way you can repair the broken one?? what was it made out of??

shell62995 Posted 15 May 2009 , 3:44pm
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I made the 1st one 50/50 gumpaste and fondant. I tossed it when I broke it!
Do you think I should make something else for the raffle? Call it a lesson learned and make another cake?

Karenelli Posted 15 May 2009 , 3:44pm
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How about putting it in your oven with just the light bulb that lights the oven on. I've heard that will give off a little heat. Maybe enough to dry the fondant. If only you had added a little gumpaste it would dry more quickly. Any change you can redo?

sadsmile Posted 15 May 2009 , 4:00pm
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I would use a little fan pointed directly on it ON HIGH! Things that are still dusted with corn starch dry much faster for me and I just brush it off later. If you can get air under and around it it will dry faster. Parchment paper will alow air to move more where wax paper will not. If it wouldn't stick I would even go as far as placing it on a peice of foam or a washcloth to help with air flow under it.
I wouldn't do the oven thing it needs more air to absorb the moisture from it. An oven is mostly sealed with vents and dosn't get good air flow.

shell62995 Posted 15 May 2009 , 5:05pm
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I dont have a box fan!! Ahh man!

Donnagardner Posted 15 May 2009 , 5:13pm
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What about a food dehydrator (sp?)

JawdroppingCakes Posted 15 May 2009 , 5:14pm
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Put your cake under the air condition vent and lower the air so it keeps blowing on it.

shell62995 Posted 15 May 2009 , 5:48pm
Originally Posted by JawdroppingCakes

Put your cake under the air condition vent and lower the air so it keeps blowing on it.

good idea! Trying that now!

sadsmile Posted 15 May 2009 , 6:07pm

yeah lowering your AC temp will help suck out more moisture in the air.

tanya1927 Posted 19 May 2014 , 1:32pm

I always use tylose powder in my fondant.It dries so fast

howsweet Posted 19 May 2014 , 3:18pm

ALowering temp in your house raises the humidity. This is apparently counter intuitive and the opposite of what people in the a/c business usually say.

I Googled it again and the sites that seemed science based said turning your a/c temp down lower raises humidity and this has been my personal experience. Everything else I found says the opposite. But I'm inclined to go with what I've actually observed. Outside humidity and temp may be a factor, from what I was reading.

FrostedMoon Posted 19 May 2014 , 3:37pm

AHowsweet is right about the a/c! Last summer during a very humid stretch I had an awful time trying to get cookies with fondant decorations to dry enough to be mailed. Moving them close to the a/c actually made them sticky and softer than they had been before.

If you have lights under your upper cabinets (assuming you have those), try putting it up near those lights. It will still get the air flow, but it will get a little heat to speed the drying process like you would in the oven.

Good luck!

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