Make Fondant Panels?

Decorating By nicolesprinkle Updated 2 Jun 2011 , 3:04pm by metria

nicolesprinkle Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 1:36pm
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How much Tylose should I add to make fondant panels? I want them stiff so they can stand alone one the sides of the cake but still be soft enough to cut. Thanks!

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mplaidgirl2 Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 1:48pm
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IF you have some time for them to dry you don't even really need tylose powder. Look at my wood grain cake. IT had a door that opened an closed on the side of the cake. The was made with straight fondant. It dried for 5 days. I dried it on the side of the cake pan I was going to bake with so it got the exact curve of the cake.

nicolesprinkle Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 9:06pm
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I actually only have a couple days until the cake is due

instant-gratificaketion Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 9:50pm
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You can always do 50/50 fondant & gumpaste and it will firm up pretty well. I haven't used tylose yet.

Dayti Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 11:06pm
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I use 1/2 tsp tylose/CMC for each 250g of fondant. But I use this mostly for modelling and letters/decorations for cakes. It dries pretty hard. For the panels you would be rolling it a bit thicker, and it would be attached to buttercream/ganache, so it shouldn't harden so much that you couldn't get a knife through it to cut it.

ombaker Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 2:32pm
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Have you thought about using chocolate melts?

metria Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 3:03pm
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how about modeling chocolate? or a fondant/modeling chocolate mix?

metria Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 3:04pm
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how about modeling chocolate? or a fondant/modeling chocolate mix?

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