Hardening Fondant

Decorating By mum24 Updated 3 Sep 2010 , 6:59pm by Texas_Rose

mum24 Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 6:52pm
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Im making a cake for my mum and am modeling little shoes out of fondant. Its shop brought fondant and i have used it to cover the cake and was hoping to use the same stuff to make shoes out of. I have a few different colours but am having trouble with them staying floppy and not drying hard. Am i using the wrong thing? can I make the fondant dry out or harden so that the shoe stands up and stops dropping?

thanks in advance
Gemma

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Texas_Rose Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 6:59pm
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Usually you'd want to use gumpaste for shoes. You can add tylose or gum-tex to your fondant to make it harden like gumpaste. They're both a powder that you would knead in. You'll feel it start to stiffen up and that's how you know you used enough.

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