Please Help

Decorating By anastasien Updated 18 Dec 2010 , 2:38pm by -K8memphis

anastasien Posted 17 Dec 2010 , 9:07pm
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Does anyone have any ideas for drying fondant very fast??? I need to make a red bow for the top of cake that is due tomorrow, i just got the order today and when I mix the red fondant with gumpaste it changes the color, so is there a way to dry fondant very fast so that my loops on my bow dont flatten, there are a lot of loops to it, any help would be great

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NatalieC923 Posted 17 Dec 2010 , 9:20pm
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If you have access to Tylose powder you can mix that in with your red fondant. It won't change the color but it give is more the consistency of gum paste. It also dries faster than plain fondant.

YorkieMaMa Posted 17 Dec 2010 , 9:22pm
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Is there a way for you to make the bow and use supports until it dries? Trying making the bow loops and putting a glass or something similar inside. And then piece it together on the top of the cake after it's dried.

imagenthatnj Posted 17 Dec 2010 , 9:26pm
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I know people have used a food dehydrator.

-K8memphis Posted 17 Dec 2010 , 9:30pm
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I knead cornstarch into my fondant and set my loops on their side and I use the warming drawer in my oven --it doesn't get over 150 degrees on medium. I don't touch them while they are warm--I like to do two 2-hour warming drawer sessions with a cool down to room temp in between.

NanaSandy Posted 17 Dec 2010 , 9:35pm
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try using a hairdryer on low....do a section, let it cool down, then do another section. Be careful you don't heat it up too much. I use the cool setting on my dryer

Manderly42 Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 12:45am
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I've used gumtex (1tsp per 1lb of fondant) and put my pieces in the oven with just the light on over night. I would say just make sure it is rolled out thin, so it won't take too long to dry.

Good Luck!

MissBlu Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 1:04am
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I second putting it in the oven. I tend to put the oven on the lowest setting, I don't let it get too hot, then I put the piece in the oven.

icer101 Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 1:07am
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i use gumtex or tylose also. I put some things in oven at times on 150 degrees. I learned this from nick lodge and scott woolley. Leave for about 2 hrs. hth

Manderly42 Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 1:14am
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It doesn't melt when the oven is on?? Huh!

-K8memphis Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 1:09pm
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Originally Posted by Manderly42

It doesn't melt when the oven is on?? Huh!




It can melt if oven is too hot--150 160 degrees is the max.

Manderly42 Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 2:09pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

It can melt if oven is too hot--150 160 degrees is the max.




Good to know! Thanks!

cakegirl1973 Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 2:32pm
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Originally Posted by SandyBrandon

try using a hairdryer on low....do a section, let it cool down, then do another section. Be careful you don't heat it up too much. I use the cool setting on my dryer




I have done this, too. It works great!

-K8memphis Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 2:38pm
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Don't forget to let it cool off completely before touching or moving the piece.

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