How Do I Get Fondant Flowers To Dry?

Decorating By Lori4pyro Updated 31 Oct 2009 , 10:32am by janeoxo

Lori4pyro Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 4:13pm
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Help! I made fondant roses 2 days ago and now today they are getting sticky and soft again? Any suggestions?

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bashini Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 4:16pm
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Hi there, if you used just fondant, its not going to dry hard. It will be soft. When I make my roses I use gumpaste only and that dries really hard. icon_smile.gif

korensmommy Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 4:31pm
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I live in southern Louisiana where the humidity is always 80%+ and nothing every dries!!

I put mine in the oven (not on!) with just the oven light on. That usually does the trick.

HamSquad Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 4:33pm
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When making fondant roses or flowers, best to use Wilton gumtex, tylose or knead together1/2 gumpaste 1/2 fondant to get them to set. I mainly use gumtex in my fondant flowers, works great. Sometimes if it is too warm or high humidity may cause them not to be hard or storing them in a warm area sealed up in a container. I've made test pattern fondant flowers April, still good, keep in dry cool place. HTH
Hammy

LacyHogan Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 6:23am
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I would use a 50/50 mixture with gumpaste. Anything 3D could benefit from this. Good luck!

Caths_Cakes Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 7:58am
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I only ever use sugar florist paste for flowers now, dont know what that is anywhere else (im from the UK ) But it sets like china, fondant wont set, It may set eventually . . after mebbies days and days of drying, but chances of it keeping its nice shape are slim

janeoxo Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 10:32am
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Originally Posted by Caths_Cakes

I only ever use sugar florist paste for flowers now, dont know what that is anywhere else (im from the UK ) But it sets like china, fondant wont set, It may set eventually . . after mebbies days and days of drying, but chances of it keeping its nice shape are slim




What you are talking about is what the American's call gumpaste. HTH

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