Fondant Bow Question...

Decorating By sophisticake Updated 30 Nov 2009 , 4:15pm by TexasSugar

sophisticake Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 2:29pm
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It seems like everytime I try to make a colored fondant bow, the loops never dry completely. I can make them 3 days ahead of time and they're still too soft to form a bow that doesn't sink. This even happens when I use gumpaste mixed with fondant for the loops. Is this because I'm using gel color? Should I try a powder color? Any tips would be apprecited! Thanks icon_biggrin.gif

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leah_s Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 2:49pm
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hmmm . . . I start with the pre-colored commercial fondant, add a whallop of tylose and some cornstarch and they dry overnight.

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 2:49pm
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Straight gumpaste. A fewdays ahead of time....never fails. Make sure they are rolled pretty thin too. Also, fold your loops over with a bunch of shredded fluffy cotton to keep the shape. Pull it out when dry. Hold it up to a bright light to remove any fuzzies that may be left over.

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 2:51pm
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Yeah, what Leah said, fondant with a gob of tylose too if you prefer fondant.

JenniferMI Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 2:53pm
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Adding tylose to fondant does make gumpaste. I prefer to use gp cuz I can put them thru the pasta machine till they are VERY thin. But, you can also do that with the tylose added to fondant.

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MrsNancyB1 Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 4:11pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

hmmm . . . I start with the pre-colored commercial fondant, add a whallop of tylose and some cornstarch and they dry overnight.




This is what I did too for a bow I made for an upcoming cake.

TexasSugar Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 4:15pm
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I've had luck with gumpaste and fondant with gum-tex added drying in 24 hours. I don't think straight fondant will dry fast enough for a bow. How much gumpaste are you adding to the fondant? Is it very humid where you are? How are you storing them while they dry?

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