And i didn't plan far enough ahead! The cake is due tomorrow. I made the hat using a ball pan and inverted it. my intentions we to just put a square on top and have the hat. Unfortunately, the "topper" still isn't dry Is there a way to make fondant or gumpaste dry super fast? Maybe put it in the freezer or fridge? idk i'm a nervous wreck!! Please help!!
When I run out of gumpaste I add tylose powder to my fondant to help harden. I dont think it will become stiff enough by tomorrow to use as the flat top piece to ur graduation hat. Have you thought of maybe just using a square piece of cardboard and cover with fondant or gumpaste. Hope this helps, orr you get more help by other cc members.
I have done a number of grad hats. Some times I use a half ball pan inverted. But if the scale isn't right for what I am doing, I have made the base using RKT. The top is always a square of cardboard covered with black fondant. This could be used right away if needed.HTH!
I made a graduation cap with candy melts. I used a bowl as a mold for the round part and a square pan as a mold for the top. I put them in the freezer or frig for just a few minutes to set up and then unmold.
for the morter board i use black foam core and cover with fondant. I used to do them solely out of GP, but if the weather is humid it can soften up, so i started using the foam core underneath. the customers really dont care that i use it.
I made one recently and just covered a square cake board with black fondant. Worked like a charm! No worries about drying or falling apart!
i think because of your time dilemma, putting it in the freezer would work. I made a thomas face out of mmf and stuck a candy stick through it to put in the cake- i let that sit in the fridge for about 2 days. It was hard as a rock and held up great. (pic in my photos).
When really pressed fpr time I have put my items on a piece of deli wrap on a cookie sheet and put them in my oven set lowest it will go withoven door cracked open for about 20 minutes - they will get softer - then take them out and let them cool and they will harden up.
and it worked great!
You can cover a foam core board with fondant for the top of the hat.
I just did one. It was due today and I made it yesterday. I used a 6in. round pan for the cap and wrapped black fondant around the sides and then covered a square piece of cardboard for the top. I did add tylose to my fondant.