I am having a situation with making a shoe out of fondant........its a high heel shoe and i have done shoes before but never a regular size or a heel this size and everytime i move the sole of the shoe it breaks.....pls help me...what can i do so that it will dry enough for me to be able to use it with out it breaking???? can i put it in the fridge???? i used a real shoe as a model...bought only for this use but when ever i move the fondant even when i think its dry it break i dont know what to do....i dont want to use the shoes i have done in the past because this one was requested the is nt due until the 29th so i do have time to correct this issue but i need help!!!!!!!!!
thank u all in advance
I'm no expert but maybe you should try making the sole from gum paste instead of fondant as it is sturdier. Also, which ever material you do use (gum paste or fondant) do not put it in the fridge. It will be worse.
Gumpaste would be more stable--I'm not an expert in shoe making, by any stretch, but do know it does dry harder and more quickly.
Yes, you should be using gumpaste, not fondant.
yes darling gumpaste.. just an idea.. for more stability if i were to make it and i'm in near panick..i'll insert a stick inside..i'll just tell my client there 's a stick inside the heel.. i've done that before..
thank u all very much i wanted to make the shoe red and black and didnt buy any gumpaste in those colors soooo i am now stuck bc if i use the white gum paste on the shoe then the shoe wont look the same.....i will see what i can do maybe i can do it in white and air brush it in black??? mmmmmm i will let u guys know how it turns out.....thank u soooo much
If you are using fondant are you adding any tylose powder to help it dry harder?
You can paint the white gumpaste with powdered or gel/paste colors mixed with vodka or other clear alcohol.
You can add tylose to and color fondant you have and basically turn it into gumpaste. Or make it in white and pairbrush or hand paint it colors after it dries.
i have never used tylesol....i will def try that idea also because i tried the airbrush and didnt get the result i was looking for so i had to start over does that tylesol taste bad????
No, tylose is flavorless as far as i know.
I added Tylose to my fondant. When your shoe is finished place it in the oven oven turned off of course and leave the light on. It will help it dry faster. This is how I made my shoe.