Hi!! I am new to all of this and I'm LOVING it!! I'm working on my 3rd cake and I'm attempting my first fondant figures...
It's a St.Paddy's Day cake with a leprechaun and a pot 'o gold. I have the figures sculpted and I like the way they turned out but it has been 2 days and they still aren't hard. They keep sagging and I am getting frustrated! I used 50/50 homemade fondant and gumpaste.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Your homemade fondant may have been a little soft. I could only suggest increasing the gumpaste in your mixture. I know that doesn't help with the figures you've already made.
add some powdered tylose to the fondant; that will do the trick
Thank you, Ladies!
Sugarshack, do add the tylose to the 50/50 mixture?
You could speed up the drying process by putting them in airconditioning or in an oven with just the light on.
I lean any of my figures that are heavy against something like a tin of beans until they are hard . They never lean now !
What I find works for me is that I make parts at a time.... I might make the legs or body first....then let it dry a few days...then add the head...etc. I just usually start figures a few weeks ahead of time, and then work a little at a time, maybe 30 minutes here, 30 minutes there.
Thank you all so much! It looks like I am on the right track, just need to be more patient! Good thing I started really early
I don't use 50/50. Just tylose with fondant. And i agree with Diane. You cant put a big ole head on the body till it dry and ready to support the weight etc.... Hi Diane!!! (big wave)
Keeping them in a cool area helps them harden up faster (not the fridge). I usually will create the body and head seperately and let them firm up then insert a toothpick through the body and slide the head onto the toothpick attaching it to the body.