Using Fondant To Make Planets?

Decorating By alusmom Updated 30 Sep 2011 , 11:16pm by playingwithsugar

alusmom Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 5:23am
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Looking for ideas to make planets. I thought of using fondant but am nervous since I have never used it before. Is this a good idea? How should I go about it? Can I place fondant planets directly on the cake or will they sink? HELP please!!

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playingwithsugar Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 6:34am
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You were right to think that they would be heavy. Furthermore, there's a chance that they will not dry through to the center without cracking, or worse, fermenting in the middle, which would make them pop apart. Roll the fondant out and put it over styrofoam balls.

Theresa

Panel7124 Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 9:30am
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

You were right to think that they would be heavy. Furthermore, there's a chance that they will not dry through to the center without cracking, or worse, fermenting in the middle, which would make them pop apart. Roll the fondant out and put it over styrofoam balls.

Theresa




Styrofoam balls are very handy in this case, I found covering them with tiny layer of marzipan or modelling chocolate more easy.

playingwithsugar Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 11:16pm
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Marzipan would give the surface a little bit of nice texture, and it's very easy to airbrush.

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