Fondant Drapes

Decorating By prwlinsn Updated 8 Dec 2010 , 12:35am by icer101

prwlinsn Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 8:15pm
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Could someone please offer help with draping fondant. I use Wilton fondant and it has a tendency to get soft depending on the weather. I live in Texas and it can be VERY humid. Any help is sooooo appreciated.
Pat

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VNatividad Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 8:38pm
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I've only done draping once on my daughters cake and I use Wilton. What I now know that would have helped is to wait and not put it on so soon after rolling. I would also try mixing a little bit of gumpaste or tylose in the fondant. This should help.

trishvanhoozer Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 8:59pm
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You should PM Sweetwise because I think Kathy is really good at drapes.

Bubbl3h3ad Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 11:39pm
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I made some for this cake and used half fondant, half gumpaste:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1820901

madgeowens Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 12:22am
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http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1815018⊂=1815039

like this in the link?

If its humid I would use extra dusting with cs or corn starch, and just fold it like it was material.....podwer your fingers well, and then I use a clean thick paint brush to brush excess from drapes lightly, hth

Karen421 Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 12:25am
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You tube has some videos on how to do them. This one is done by Norm from Sweet Life Bakery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDQPpoYruH8&feature=related

icer101 Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 12:35am
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drapes , to me, is like the one madgeowens is showing, and swags is to me like the one bubbl3h3ad is showing. hth

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