Ok, I know too much coloring can get fondant soft. However, I started off with chocolate fondant in an attempt to get black. I successfully got black, however, I have left loops for a bow out to dry/harden over night and they are still soft........what can I add to the fondant to insure the loops will harden accordingly?
To make bow loops, you need to add CMC or tylose. Otherwise, if you're going to use straight fondant, then you'll have to allow about a week for the loops to fully dry.
Thanks Leah....that's what I thought. But how much Tylose do you normally add?
Or anyone else know how much Tylose I should use?
I never measre it, I just kind of eye ball it. I would say I probably use about a teaspoon of tylose to a cup of fondant - and it always seems to work fine fo rme.
Thank you! That's pretty much what I did.....might have added more than a teaspoon though.
Why not just use gumpaste for things that need to harden?