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Decorating By redheadco Updated 31 Oct 2009 , 10:24am by redheadco

redheadco Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 1:19am
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Hi there, sorry about the rush but i am currently sat here panicing as i am handing a halloween cake over tomorrow and i have make the cake, and the icing and thats oall good, but i made the witch model to sit on the top last week, i have then been away for a few days and when i came back this evening found that she is very sticky and stuck to the grease proof paper she is sat on, any help it is currently 1.16 am here in england and i am in a jam, anyone got any ideas i have tried making another but i havent got enough icing in and cant get any in time for handing the cake over, will putting it in the fridge harden her up again

any halp would be so fantastic and i couldnt thank you enough

thanks in advance lis icon_cry.gif

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-K8memphis Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 1:24am
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Chilling it might help I don't know--what about setting it in front of a fan?

What about try a teeny tiny blast from a hair dryer???


Sending tons of cake angels and hope you get this figured out and have a wonderful night's sleep too!

(((big hug)))

Lenette Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 1:28am
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I second the idea of chilling it. I hope you can get it worked out!

kakeladi Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 1:33am
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Sorry I don't have any helpful suggestions - just saying a prayer that you find some kind of answer.

Jeniwin Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 1:40am
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I would also go with the fan, or a cool low hair dryer. Is the humidity very high in the room? What is it made out of?

redheadco Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 1:43am
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thank you i have it in the fridge, sorry about the panic i have calmed down now, thinking stright now, put coronation street on the tv and having a chill, before i do anymore work on the cake, hopefully it wont turn up on the cake disaster photos lol

redheadco Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 1:45am
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its made of fondent, its not normally warm in our house but we usually have the doors open, but it has been warmer than normal for the end of october up north in england lol

Callyssa Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 1:50am
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I just found out the hard way that 'air drying' in the oven is hit or miss; and I missed! Even though I kept the oven as low as it could go, my fondant snakes grew and split like an overcooked hot dog, so, PLEASE DON'T TRY OVEN DRYING thinking it will save anything! It could, but....twice I've done it and twice I've been burned....too bad I didn't learn my lesson the first time around,huh?! Good luck, I'm sure it will all turn out fine!

-K8memphis Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 1:55am
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Up to 150 degrees has been a safe temperature for my stuff.
And you gotta let it cool off before you try & pick it up.

Callyssa Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 2:30am
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K8....that must have been my problem! Cheap builder grade oven in this new house and it only goes to 200....then I decided to 'bump' it a little just for speed icon_cry.gif I don't know why, for the life of me, I didn't remember that sugar melts and fondant is SUGAR!! Of course, AFTER this happened was when I realized the same thing happened the first time I'd tried it.....

prterrell Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 4:04am
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I'd put a fan blowing on it to help the outside dry good.

kaseyrconnect Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 4:43am
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I realize that these are 2 very different things but I when I am crafting with papier mache I put them in the oven with just the oven light on and they dry pretty good in there. I have never done that with fondant before, but it might work.

redheadco Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 10:22am
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thank you all for your help, i think its just about been saved, i put it in the fridge, and it did dry out, but do you ever have that feeling that a cake is just not meant to be, while i was putting the butter cream on the cake half the cake fell apart, but ive stuck it together with more buttercream, seem to be holding going to deliver it, will put a photo of it up later, not great but it will do, my husband says it isnt as good as it was but better than anything he could do, bless him lol

redheadco Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 10:24am
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thank you for all your help, i have managed to save it just about, bless my husband said its not as good as it was but better than anything he could do lol

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