Hi, I am making a cake for my daughter's birthday party at school. I am making Andy's bed, from Toy Story and just made the headboard and footboard last night. I mixed 1 tsp. of gum-tex with 1 lb of fondant. I have the peices sitting on a sheet tray in the oven with the light on.
How long does it take to harden? I need these for Tuesday. If these don't harden, I guess I will make them out of gum paste...
Any hints / suggestions, help is much appreciated!!
hi there! i would just use gumpaste. usually the only time i will add gum tex to my fondant is when i need to create figures because the gum tex makes it slightly firmer but wont dry out quickly like gumpaste would.
It will probably be good to go for Tuesday...however check on it tonight or tomorrow morning, and if it's not significantly firmer than when you put it in, I would back up with gum paste. It dries faster, but it can take longer if your piece is dense. Better sooner than later.
Thanks all! It is firmer than before and I'll leave it in the oven with the light on overnight. I can add these pieces right before dropping it off. It also helps that it is only ½ mile from my house. If it still doesn't seem hard enough, I'll make thinner gumpaste versions.
Thanks, again, for the input!