Fondant Accents

Decorating By Tclanton Updated 27 Apr 2010 , 9:33am by Mama_Mias_Cakes

Tclanton Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 8:22pm
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Good Afternoon!

I am making a cake this weekend and I will be making fondant daisies and a bow for the top.

My question is how far in advance can I make these and how should I store them?

Thanks in advance.

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tastyart Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 8:36pm
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You can make them at least a week in advance. Sometimes I've done more. Just store in a place that is out of direct sunlight. They will fade in the sun.

Tclanton Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 8:41pm
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Thank you sooo much - that will save a little time from my weekend! icon_biggrin.gif

mamawrobin Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 12:09am
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I've made mine as far as a month in advance. Just keep covered and out of the light.

Tclanton Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 1:39pm
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Ok - so, fondant created me havoc this weekend. Can anyone tell me why the fondant cracked on the larger ribbon? THanks in advance.

Tclanton Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 1:43pm
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pic attached
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Tclanton Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 1:46pm
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The pics are in my profile if the one attached is too small. This was pre colored fondant. The only thing I can think of is too much powdered sugar got into it.

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 2:16pm
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Was it Wilton's pre colored fondant? If so that stuff is a waste of time.... it crumbles when it dries. If you assemble your bow loops before they are completely dry, they will collapse like that too

Tclanton Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 2:23pm
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It was Wiltons - the daisies did fine, but the large bow strips just wouldnt cooperate. What do you suggest?

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 2:50pm
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Satin ice pre-colored fondant is pretty good. I like to use a 50/50 gumpaste and fondant mix with my bow loops... and let them dry really well before you assemble them. Making them a week in advance will give them a good amount of time to dry.

Tclanton Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 3:11pm
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That has to be ordered online?

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 3:22pm
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Yes. I order from fondantsource because they are closer to me and the shipping is more reasonable for my area, they are in FL. Or, if you don't have time to order, you can use wilton white and just color it. Wilton white is pretty strong.

Tclanton Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 4:02pm
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To color the white, you use the same gel that is used for icing correct?

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 6:01pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tclanton

To color the white, you use the same gel that is used for icing correct?



Yes, that's correct.

Tclanton Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 6:07pm
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Thank you very much Kelli - by the way - your cakes are gorgeous.

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 9:33am
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I have used Wilton's pre-colored fondant with no problems in a pinch, so honestly I don't think it's that. I find with any fondant, including Satin Ice (my preferred brand), crack when it dries out too much due to using a lot of cornstarch or powdered sugar when working with it. Try using small amounts of shortening on your hands and tools instead. It keeps the fondant from drying out.

Your cake is pretty. Another thing I would try is to make your bow loops thinner like the your daisies. Your bow loops look pretty thick to me which makes them heavier as well.

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