Fondant Too Soft

Decorating By rebew10 Updated 2 May 2010 , 4:00pm by Ruth0209

rebew10 Posted 2 May 2010 , 12:14pm
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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?

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leah_s Posted 2 May 2010 , 12:17pm
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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.

rebew10 Posted 2 May 2010 , 12:25pm
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Thanks Leah....that's what I thought. But how much Tylose do you normally add?

rebew10 Posted 2 May 2010 , 1:18pm
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Or anyone else know how much Tylose I should use?

Loucinda Posted 2 May 2010 , 2:53pm
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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.

rebew10 Posted 2 May 2010 , 3:03pm
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Thank you! That's pretty much what I did.....might have added more than a teaspoon though. icon_wink.gif

Ruth0209 Posted 2 May 2010 , 4:00pm
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Why not just use gumpaste for things that need to harden?

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