Hi!! I am in need of some help. My best friend texted me this morning and needs a cake for tomorrow for her boss. I decided to make some flowers out of fondant to go around the cake but they dont seem to be setting up very quickly. This is only my second attempt at flowers. Is there a way to expedite the drying process?
I'm not totally sure, as I'm fairly new to this as well, but from what I've read in other posts, make a 50/50 mix of fondant and gum paste or add tylose powder to your fondant to make it dry quicker.
Try putting them in the oven with just the oven light on. DO NOT TURN THE OVEN ON!!!
Or you can make sugar flowers out of buttercream? Just a thought..
If it is hot and humid where you live that is why they don't seem to be setting up. As was said, give it time in an oven warmed by the heat of the light inside. I bet by now they are doing better and you're not so worried
I dry stuff in the oven on the top rack next to the light. You can also put them in front of a fan.
Had the same problem this week-end...cake due Sat...made fondant characters on Fri...put them overnight into the oven with light on in the oven...they were not perfectly dry, but almost...enough to be able to put them on my buttercream cake...BTW...you could make candy clay...it would be fast to work with this late in the game.
Thanks for all the helpful hints! They did dry in time but yeesh is fondant super delicate! I had a much easier time with my gumpaste flowers than my fondant ones. Luckily they were easily repaired. Thanks for all the help! You guys rock!