Drying Fondant

Decorating By jacjac Updated 18 Aug 2009 , 12:49pm by jacjac

jacjac Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 12:18am
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Hi, Im making a cowboy hat cake and the brim is made of fondant. Can I blowdry it to make it dry faster or will it just crack? Today is wed and I need the cake completed by sat night. Are 3 days enough time to dry it in a fairly humid climate?

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JaimeAnn Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 12:24am
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Have you already made it ? If you haven't I would make it out of a 50/50 fondant , gumpaste mixture it will dry faster and harder.

Or you could add some Tylose powder to your fondant if you have some but it can be hard to find , I order it online.

Rylan Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 7:55am
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I suggest you follow Jaime advice. I don't however recommend you blowdrying it because the heat might make it too soft. Try drying it in a bed of cornstarch.

jacjac Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 12:49pm
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thanks guys I didnt end up doing the hat I started too late. I switched gears and did a hay bale with a western saddle on it. turned out really good everyone loved it.thanks again

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