What Is The Best Way To Dry Fondant Figures And Details?

Decorating By dixiedarlin79 Updated 21 Mar 2011 , 7:19am by CreativeCakesbyMichelle

dixiedarlin79 Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 4:05am
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I made my spout for my teapot cake which I wanted to be round. Problem is to dry it in the curvy shape I wanted, I had to lay it on a flat surface and now it is not round anymore because of this. Now when I attach it to the cake, one side is going to be flat and one side rounded.....sigh! How do you guys do it? icon_rolleyes.gif

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SweetTater Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 4:10am
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I made a teapot cake but the spout was short enough that I could set it on the end that attached to the cake while it was drying, not on it's side.

I've read this tip: put flour in a bowl and then lay a some saran wrap over it and then put your fondant piece on it. this makes a little pillow for your figure

kneenah Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 4:16am
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next time use 50% gum paste 50% fondant... gum paste drys fast..

dixiedarlin79 Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 4:21am
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Originally Posted by SweetTater

I made a teapot cake but the spout was short enough that I could set it on the end that attached to the cake while it was drying, not on it's side.

I've read this tip: put flour in a bowl and then lay a some saran wrap over it and then put your fondant piece on it. this makes a little pillow for your figure




This sounds like a good idea....wish I had thought of that lol!

cakeRocket Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 4:26am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SweetTater

I made a teapot cake but the spout was short enough that I could set it on the end that attached to the cake while it was drying, not on it's side.

I've read this tip: put flour in a bowl and then lay a some saran wrap over it and then put your fondant piece on it. this makes a little pillow for your figure




Anytime i make flowers that need to hold their shape i put icing sugar in a bowl and cover in saran wrap and place my flowers/other shapes on top. It works great if you're trying to make sure your pieces hold their shape. Also use gumpaste cause it does dry faster.

Coral3 Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 6:51am
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I was going to suggest laying it on soft foam to dry, which would lessen the flattening, but the flour idea sounds better.

CreativeCakesbyMichelle Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 7:19am
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Make sure you don't leave it exposed to light while it's drying. I made the loops for a pink fondant loop bow with MMF with some gum-tex mixed in for a cake this past Saturday. I made the loops about 4 days in advance and realized on the third day that the light had faded the top halves of the loops.

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