Quick Question On Making A Fondant Bows & Stars

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marion123 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:34pm
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How far in advance can I make the a large fondnat bows and fondnat stars? I have a big order of a small square cake that will have a fondant bow and fondnat stars on the cake and then I will also have 125 cupcakes that each one will have a fondant star on top of each cupcake.
The order is not sue until middle of Feb, but I want to be able to make as much as I can before hand, so Im not pulling a all nighter. What do you think?

Ps. Thank you!!

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tastyart Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:44pm
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At least a week, maybe more. Maybe someone will give more specific info.

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jammjenks Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:53pm
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They'd even be fine if you made them now.

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marion123 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:01pm
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what is the best way to store them? thank you so much for the replies!!

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tiggy2 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:02pm
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You can make them anytime. Just DON'T put them in an airtight container and keep them out of direct sunlight.

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tastyart Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:03pm
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cover and keep them out of direct sunlight.

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katystinykitchen Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:04pm
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Personally, I would make them now just to save on time and have at least part of it done. icon_smile.gif I cut my fondant shapes out and put them on a cookie sheet and let them harden for a couple days then stick them in a container until I need them. Good luck!

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LovetoShare Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:34pm
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How far in advance can I make the a large fondnat bows and fondnat stars? I have a big order of a small square cake that will have a fondant bow and fondnat stars on the cake and then I will also have 125 cupcakes that each one will have a fondant star on top of each cupcake.
The order is not sue until middle of Feb, but I want to be able to make as much as I can before hand, so Im not pulling a all nighter. What do you think?

Ps. Thank you!!


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It's in the summer when the weather is humid that it is not a good idea to make them ahead of time. Just be sure that are in an area that is not moist such as mentioned here already - an air tight container. They should be find doing them now.


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marion123 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:41pm
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We're in New England and it is freezing here and I want the humid weather!! (Watch, in the summer, I'll be complaining about the heat and that I want the cold!!)

So, just so I am correct, I can make them now and put them in air tight container (tupperware) and keep them in a closet or my back room.

Also, I'm asumming I layer each one with wax paper correct?

Thank you again so much!

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greengyrl26 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:43pm
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Yep, I'd make them now. Let them dry for a week & then put them in a container.

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sadsmile Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:51pm
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Leave the container open to air or they will get musty and soft and may even mildew. And yes put them in a dark place so they don't lose their color.

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LovetoShare Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:51pm
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Yep, I'd make them now. Let them dry for a week & then put them in a container.




I would leave them out and not in a container. I just put a piece/sheet of waxed paper over them or even a paper towel, so that there is no moisture and they stay clean and dry. Just make sure your surface is very flat because sometimes cardboards are not that quite flat. I am not comfortable with putting them in an air tight container or any covered container, but that is me. I would be careful, too, about layering them. However, once they are thoroughly dry, such as your stars, yes, you could layer them. I would just hate to see you do all that work and then some get warped because they are not laying perfectly flat. I have 12' of counter space and a pool table covered with formica in my workroom, so I do have lots of space for that type of project.

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tiggy2 Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 2:43am
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NO AIRTIGHT CONTAINER! Your bow will soften and collapse.

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