My Fondant Bow Crumbled And Broke

Decorating By anricat Updated 21 Dec 2009 , 9:35pm by _Jamie_

anricat Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 8:45pm
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I was making a fondant bow this weekend. I rolled it out, cut it into stripes and draped them over my rolling pin overnight to make the loops. The next morning I went to assemble the bow and the loops were hard. But when I started to put it together, they just crumbles and broke apart. Did I roll it too thin? Should I have added tylose to my fondant? They were so fragile! I've never had that happen before, but the last bow I made was gumpaste. Do I need to use gumpaste in the future and not fondant?

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DianeLM Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 8:50pm
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anricat Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 8:52pm
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Heh, I was just reading that. After I posted, of course I found the other recent thread about this.

So perhaps I should have added some tylose. I'll do that next time.

FromScratch Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 9:06pm
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I never use straight fondant to make bows. I think the extra strength that gumpaste has makes all the difference. I always use gumpaste, but yes... adding tylose to your fondant would have helped. icon_smile.gif

_Jamie_ Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 9:35pm
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Oh yeah, gumpaste if not a 50/50 mix like the good Scratch Lady above mentioned.

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