How To Dry Faster Sugarpaste (Fondan, Icing)

Decorating By maggylafa Updated 3 Feb 2011 , 1:32am by leafO

maggylafa Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 11:26pm
post #1 of 9

I made a shoe with sugarpaste, there are ways to dry more quickly?

8 replies
leah_s Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 11:42pm
post #2 of 9

You mix in some tylose or CMC before you cut it out.

Coral3 Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 11:48pm
post #3 of 9

Or gum tragacanth powder mixed into the fondant works well too.

If I want to hurry the drying along I'll sometimes put things in my oven with just the fan on (no heat) for a few hours. Or I might heat the oven to only just warm (lowest possible heat), then as I put the items in I'll switch off the heat and just leave the fan on.

maggylafa Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 11:54pm
post #4 of 9

Thank you, in Greece there are not many materials and dust, might prefer the oven.
Thank you very much

justducky Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 11:55pm
post #5 of 9

I leave them in the oven overnight. No heat, just the light. The light gives them just enogh heat.

maggylafa Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 11:57pm
post #6 of 9

in oven with light and fan
or only light?

Coral3 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 1:08am
post #7 of 9
Originally Posted by maggylafa

in oven with light and fan
or only light?

Both would be even better!

...just fondant by itself without a strengthening agent won't dry as strong though. Some basic figurines will be fine in just fondant. But more complex shapes, like a shoe, will need to be stronger...otherwise you risk having all your work wasted when it breaks.

kimbordeaux Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 1:30am
post #8 of 9

I have a dehydrator that I have used with my fondant (with tylose) flowers, numbers, letters... I make sure they are cardboard covered in wax paper.. I also place tissue and/or wax paper in petals to hold shape. When you first remove them from dehydrator they will still be wet and movable but will quickly harden once cooled.


leafO Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 1:32am
post #9 of 9

I also use a dehydrator on the lowest setting. It dries them super fast icon_biggrin.gif

Quote by @%username% on %date%