I would like to make some fondant animals to top cupcakes for a birthday, but I wouldn't want the figures to become to hard, so the kids can eat them. How early should/can I prepare them? Should I add gumtex to the fondant? Since I would need to make them ahead of time, how should I store them to prevent them to dry out?
Thanks for the help!
Hi, I would use Tyolos, CMC or Gumtrex to the fondant or you can mix 50/50 fondant and gumpaste. Once you make them, let them dry properly and then store in an airtight box and away from direct sunlight!
But will they get really hard? Whenever I have used gumtex with my mmf, the figures have gotten really hard. I am just thinking about the kids wanting to eat them...
With my experience, the kids will eat them whether its hard or not. But what I thought was that if you are icing the cupcake with bc, and once you put the decorations on, it will go really soft! That's why I suggested adding tylose to fondant or the 50/50.
Thanks Bashini. That makes sense that they will go soft once set on the bc. I will try your suggestion.
how about using marzipan instead of fondant?
i used the wilton fondant mixed wiht gp for some decorations on a last minute cake and after putting them on they got kinda soft and i even had adults tell me they tasted good, lol.i was kinda shocked. i mean, wilton fondant and wilton gp?
I have used just fondant alone in cupcake toppers and it worked fine. I made a cake for my great nephew, and all he ate was the fondant animals.