I am going to be decorating 36 cupcakes like these
I hope the link worked-if not, they are the pirate cupcakes that many other people have done.
Can I make the pirate faces ahead of time, and store them in an airtight container (cookiesheet with a lid) to keep them soft? I want to make them on Thursday so that I can just assemble them on Friday morning. Thank you for any help you can give me!
I don't see why not, covered well or in airtight containers they should be ok. I would make a few extras just in case.
Do not store fondant decorations in any sort of plastic container. I learned the hard way. I made all my decorations for Easter and left them out on a tray to air dry. I then placed them in a plastic container for transport out of state. When I opened the container the next day the were soft and sticky. I put a post up to see what I had done wrong and the reply was "not to put fondant in plastic containers" that something with the moisture did not mix.
I would make my decorations, place them on a tray and cover lightly with a saran wrap.
How long will fondant decorations "keep" if left out drying and covered in saran wrap ?
They will last weeks, but they will firm up. They will no longer be moldable.