I have several cakes coming up that will need figures. How far in advance can I make these so I am not rushed when it comes time to bake/decorate the cake? My nephews and niece will most likely eat them so I want to be sure that they are still edible.
well, your fondant/tylose figures will be so hard. i don,t think you could eat them. i make them. and they dry pretty hard. you can make these WELL in advance. i don,t make mine with chocolate. but i would think , you could make these WELL in advance. and yes, so tasty. just keep them in a dry place. i cover with paper towels.. hth
I try to make my figures at least a week in advance to make sure they dry. I live in hawaii were it is very humid and they never dry completely hard so the kids all eat them when they're done with the cake. Because they don't dry all the way hard, I don't make them more than a week in advance because I'm afraid they might get moldy.