How Far Ahead Can I Make Fondant To Put On Cookies?

Baking By Phyllis52 Updated 19 Mar 2010 , 10:40pm by luv2bake6

Phyllis52 Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 5:37pm
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Since I have to make so many tops for my cookies (at least 600) and I will be putting them on the cookies as they come out of the oven, I was wondering how far in advance I can make them.

I'm thinking that I can do it a few months in advance.........?

Thanks to all.

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Phyllis52 Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 5:44pm
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I forgot to add that I really meant: Can I cut out all the shapes ahead of time and then just put on the cookies after baking?

Sorry for the confusion.

khufstetler Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 1:15am
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Wow - I hope one of the expert fondant folks can answer that one, because I'd like to know too. SIX HUNDRED - Bless your heart.

I myself have never let MMF cookie pieces sit for longer than a day or two, but I've never tried longer either.... and I always place my MMF pieces on cookies straight out of the oven. I don't let mine cool first. I like the way they taste that way much better. Personal choice, I guess.

I DO KNOW that once your cookies have cooled with the MMF on them, they freeze fine - if you wanted to do it in batches that way.

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Phyllis52 Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 10:53am
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To save time I'll be using Satin Ice fondant. I can't imagine trying to make MMF for all those.

I'll be using 3 cookies each for my daughter's favors.

Wish me luck!

bonniebakes Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 2:52pm
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I wish I could answer your question... I usually use RI.

I have does some cookies with fondant, but I have cut them out and put them on right away...

hope someone else can answer your question....

bonniebakes Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 2:55pm
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I forgot to add... I bet you could freeze theme with the fondant on it....

here's a thread on freezing cookies

freezing cookies
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-633905.html

Phyllis52 Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 3:42pm
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Thanks so much for that everyone for your help. I'm just trying to think of what I can do ahead of time. And on top of it, she's getting married in another state!

Again, thank you all.

SPCC Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 12:12am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bonniebakes

I wish I could answer your question... I usually use RI.

I have does some cookies with fondant, but I have cut them out and put them on right away...

hope someone else can answer your question....




When you do this do you have to use corn syrup or just put the fondant on the cookie?

Phyllis52 Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 10:28am
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You won't need anything else if you put the fondant on as soon as they come out of the oven. It kind of "melts" on. Looks very nice.

I've tried to put them on after they cool and adhere with corn syrup and if you're not careful they fall off and they don't fit as well.

bonniebakes Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 12:03pm
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I have found that if the fondant is soft, nothing is needed to adhere it to the cookie except a little gentle pressure.

SPCC Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 1:55pm
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thank you!!! I have 130 cookies to make this weekend and want to do as little as possible but also make them look GREAT!!

thanks again!!

luv2bake6 Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 10:40pm
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I've not had luck with putting fondant shapes on hot cookies. They almost always pop off while decorating or any handling. I use piping gel and never have that problem.

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