Fondant

Decorating By LyndaJean Updated 16 Jun 2010 , 8:45pm by mamawrobin

LyndaJean Posted 27 May 2010 , 1:31pm
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I am new to cake decorating and I am going to attempt to make a guitar out of fondant to be placed on my son's graduation cake. How far ahead of time can I make this, and how do I store it once it is made. Thanks!

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respectablecakes Posted 27 May 2010 , 2:17pm
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I would say what all u gonna do just cut the fondant as a shape of the guitar? I would say think about what you want to do with it and just time it after get done just put it in the ice box and it will harden but i wont do it more then 2 day advance. I hope this helps you.

mamawrobin Posted 27 May 2010 , 2:24pm
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I would not put it in the refrigerator to harden. icon_confused.gif You can make it as far in advance as you need to. If it's going to be a cut out of a guitar that is going to lay flat on the cake you'll want it to stay soft. You can lay it on a wax paper lined plate/cookie sheet/etc. and cover with plastic wrap and it will stay soft. I've made fondant cut outs days in advance and used this method.

If you're going to make a guitar that is more like a figure, you just mold your guitar and leave it to dry. I mix gumpaste with my fondant when making this type of decoration so that it hardens better. I've done these type of decorations up to 2 weeks in advance and as little as 2 days in advance.

Like I said, putting it in the fridge to "harden" is NOT a good idea. As soon as it starts to warm up condensation is going to occur. That can lead to your colors bleeding and sticky fondant.

LyndaJean Posted 27 May 2010 , 2:59pm
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Thanks for the suggestions, it is just going to be a cutout design, and I wanted to make sure I had a couple of days to play around with it so I could get it right. Wish me luck! icon_eek.gif

mamawrobin Posted 27 May 2010 , 3:06pm
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Originally Posted by LyndaJean

Thanks for the suggestions, it is just going to be a cutout design, and I wanted to make sure I had a couple of days to play around with it so I could get it right. Wish me luck! icon_eek.gif




I'm sure it's going to turn out great! I checked out your photos, love your blue flower cake thumbs_up.gif When you get the design you want just leave it at room tempature away from light so that your color doesn't fade and cover with plastic wrap. It will be just as it was when you first made it. Be sure to post a picture. I'm going to be making a guitar cake for my son soon and I'd like to see what you come up with.

LyndaJean Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 7:52pm
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Just wanted to let you know I posted my son's graduation cake today. icon_smile.gif

mamawrobin Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 8:45pm
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LyndaJean your cake looks great! Great job on the guitar. I'm sure Nick loved it thumbs_up.gif

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