Emergency - I made a fondant bow before I left for vacation. Got back last night. Heat and humidity left it soft and it crumbled to pieces! I need to make a bow for cake topper due tomorrow night. I've never worked with gumpaste...can anyone help? I plan to run to Michaels to get some. What else do I need....adhesive? Will it dry in 24 hours? I've never had this problem with fondant, so I'm scrambling. I'd appreciate any help. THANK YOU.
Gumpaste dries really quickly, yup.
Here's a tip, dry it for 12 hours with the cotton balls in place (holding open the bow loops....if that's what you do. After that time, remove them and turn everything over/upside down to expose the other side to the air for 12 hours too.
I've had to rush them too. Just roll it thinly and you'll be good to go.
You can work in some tylose or cornstarch and roll it thin. I've gotten bow loops to dry in less than 24 hours on occasion . . .
I've had gum paste bow loops dry in as little as a few hours, so you should be OK if you have 24 hours.