OK, I know now that I did this wrong: last evening I cut out 48 loops from Duff fondant in order to make two bows. After all the reading I've belatedly done, this wasn't a good plan. I do not need these cakes until NEXT weekend. Will this fondant dry firm enough in a week's time in order to make bows? Or, shall I call it quits and make them out of gum paste? Since I have a busy week and two cakes due, I can't wait until the last minute. I also have gumpaste flowers and leaves I need to make this coming week.
If the humidity isn't like it is here they will probably dry in that length of time. I made a fondant bow mixed with tylose and after 5 days it wasn't dry. I know that some people make their bows out of fondant only and have no problems. Yours will probably dry unless you have really humid conditions.
Sadly I've had a bunch of loops made out of Duff's fondant sitting on my counter for over a week now and they're still semi-pliable. I hope you have better luck.
I too have Duff's loops on my counter. I made them last Sunday- 1 lb fondant with 1 tsp Tylose. Yesterday I was very concerned because they were still "semi-pliable", so I turned one so gravity could have its way to see what would happen. After 5 hours, it looked fine, so I turned all the rest. This morning they all still look fine! I am going to wait till the last moment to assemble the bow, and just go with these. If anything happens, it is a free cake for church, and I can replace with curling ribbon if needed!!!
how does the Duff fondant taste? I'm curious. Does it taste decent?
Jessica, the taste of both the white and the chocolate are FABULOUS!!! I used the white for a pearl border, and it's taste and texture were perfect. Now, these bow loops are chocolate, and I keep breaking off a piece to eat, as it tastes like a Tootsie roll. I can assure you that the flavor is outstanding!!!!