Need Help!!! No Ac And Fondant Not Cooperating...

Decorating By G_Cakes Updated 26 Jun 2009 , 2:32pm by lrlt2000

G_Cakes Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 5:05am
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I have a baptismal cake that I am working on that is due for Saturday...so not in panic mode yet but getting up there.

My AC went *POOF* and the temp indoors is not hotter that outdoors. AC repair man cant make it till Monday and it looks like the humidity is gonna go through the roof for the next few days.

I decided to check on my fondant and it is a soft sticky mess. (I am using Massa)

I dont know what to do...is there a way to make the fondant firmer without using more sugar or refrigeration?

I am afraid that if I refrigerate it that once I am ready to use it it's gonna sweat and then I will be SOL!!

Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks for reading icon_smile.gif

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cdent Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 5:13am
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Not much help, but I would definitly see about borrowing a friend or family member's kitchen temporarily! Heat and fondant are so not meant to be together!

CakesUnleashed Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 5:23am
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If you can find a place that sells Tylose Powder, you can add a little bit to the fondant. Or, a clear gellatin packet will work, as well.

Good luck!

Texas_Rose Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 5:56am
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I had that problem last summer. I hate to say it but it's really hard to do fondant when there's no air conditioning, unless maybe you live in the desert. When I made my daughter's birthday cake last summer, my AC was out, it was at least 90 in the house and my fondant was so wet that it just came apart in my hands. I had a dehumidifer running in the house too.

I agree with cdent, see if you can borrow a friend's kitchen.

G_Cakes Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 7:13am
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Thanks for the help Ladies will have to see if I can finish the cake at my sister inlaws place she has Central air...Lordy it's hot LOL

Loucinda Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 12:54pm
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I think I would consider a small window a/c unit and block the kitchen off.

lrlt2000 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 2:32pm
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Loucinda has a good idea. . . even if you return the unit the next day ( icon_eek.gif ), but I didn't say that!

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