I Steamed Duff's Fondant...and It Melted!

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Skirt Posted 23 May 2010 , 3:35am
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So not only is it EX-PEN-SIVE and comes out of the package rock hard, it melts when you steam it icon_evil.gif I made a bow topper for my friend's cake today and thought it would be nice if I steamed it to make it nice and shiny. The black SI held its shape and the purple Duff fondant melted. I wan to like this stuff, I really do, BUT.... thumbsdown.gif

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BlakesCakes Posted 23 May 2010 , 3:39am
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Oooooh, so sorry that happened.

I recently read that it is chocolate based (I think it's more like candy melts)--that would probably explain both issues---hard out of the container and melts under heat..................

Rae

mamawrobin Posted 23 May 2010 , 3:45am
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Did you steam the bow? I did that once and it collapased on me.

Skirt Posted 23 May 2010 , 4:14am
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

Did you steam the bow? I did that once and it collapased on me.




I did! It just seemed so odd that the black loops held their shape perfectly and the purple ones didn't. I'm glad I only put a couple of purple loops as a colour accent. if I had made the whole bow purple and it collapsed 5 min. before leaving for the party..... Let's just say I would not have been too happy icon_mad.gificon_razz.gif

rebecabpg Posted 23 May 2010 , 4:28am
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I didnt know you could steam fondant... I thought humidity was its enemy????

tavyheather Posted 23 May 2010 , 4:51am
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Originally Posted by rebecabpg

I didnt know you could steam fondant... I thought humidity was its enemy????




just a quick steam melts the outside layer and forms a gloss...it will make things droop, but if you have something secured or, say, on top of the cake, it should be fine.

dalis4joe Posted 23 May 2010 , 5:00am
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

Oooooh, so sorry that happened.

I recently read that it is chocolate based (I think it's more like candy melts)--that would probably explain both issues---hard out of the container and melts under heat..................

Rae




I agree....

I have steamed my MMF bows and they have never melted of "wilted" on me... so if it's chocolate based... as Rae said.... that might explain why....

sorry that happened to you ((big hug))

rebecabpg Posted 23 May 2010 , 5:23am
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Originally Posted by rebecabpg

I didnt know you could steam fondant... I thought humidity was its enemy????



just a quick steam melts the outside layer and forms a gloss...it will make things droop, but if you have something secured or, say, on top of the cake, it should be fine.



Oh, I had no idea. Thanks for the information!
How is it done? Do you use one of those clothing steamers or on the stove?

GenGen Posted 23 May 2010 , 5:51am
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i didn't have a steamer last time i glossed my mmf so i used a small paint brush and just used minimal water- and brushed it over the mmf making sure none dripped. it worked like a charm. i'd rather steam but hey nice to know something else works too

auntiecake Posted 23 May 2010 , 6:44am
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Isn't Duff's fondant a buttercream fondant. Buttercream fondant seems to get sticky also if you put it in the freezer.

Skirt Posted 23 May 2010 , 4:49pm
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They call it buttercream fondant but I just think it's because they add butter flavour to it...

For steaming I use my iron that has a 'burst of steam' button. It's convenient since my iron allows me to use that button with the iron vertical. HTH!

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 23 May 2010 , 5:29pm
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Originally Posted by rebecabpg

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Originally Posted by tavyheather

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Originally Posted by rebecabpg

I didnt know you could steam fondant... I thought humidity was its enemy????



just a quick steam melts the outside layer and forms a gloss...it will make things droop, but if you have something secured or, say, on top of the cake, it should be fine.


Oh, I had no idea. Thanks for the information!
How is it done? Do you use one of those clothing steamers or on the stove?




I have a little hand held steamer I bought from Home Depot on clearance. It came all sorts of attachments and I use that for anything big or attached to the cake; sometimes my intricate stuff. My gum paste flowers it's a lot less trouble to have a big huge pan of boiling water on the range top.

Only a few seconds mind you, otherwise everything melts.

Karen421 Posted 24 May 2010 , 2:34am
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I got my steamer from Walmart for about 20.00. It is for clothes and works great!

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