Need To Dry My Fondant?

Decorating By Taralyne Updated 22 Jun 2010 , 12:57pm by Taralyne

Taralyne Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 5:40pm
post #1 of 4

I have a problem! I'm making a cowboy hat and I've added cmc to my fondant (satin Ice) to form the brim. It's been 4 days and the brim is not hard enough. Have I done something wrong and need to start over, or can I maybe dust it with cmc or cornstarch to draw the moisture out?

Any suggestions???

Thanks for your time

3 replies
catlharper Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 7:00pm
post #2 of 4

Hi there,

Not sure what cmc is but I usually just add tylose to fondant and then let it dry for a few days till dry...it can take up to a week. If I need it faster than that I use pure gumpaste and it dries very quickly.

dsilvest Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 7:05pm
post #3 of 4

CMC is another name for tylose. Try placing it in the oven with just the light on- no heat. Or place it in front of a fan.
Next time you mix the cmc with fondant add a bit more.

Taralyne Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 12:57pm
post #4 of 4

Thanks for the advice, I still have a couple of weeks before it's due so hopefully it'll harden up some more. I'll try putting the fan on it as I'm afraid to move it to the oven at the moment. Next time I'll definately add more CMC.

Thanks again for taking the time to help out.

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