Help!! have been trying to do a number made out of fondant and gumpaste but it does not seem to get hard enought to place as a cake topper? Any tutorials or tips please!!
You have to allow plenty of time for gumpaste to dry and harden completely, days in fact. Fondant will harden faster than gumpaste. Try adding Tylose to either one, it will help it harden. But the best and fastest way I've found to harden fondant or gumpaste is to place it on a cooling rack and put it the oven with the light on. Many piece will harden in a matter of hours. Make sure you don't cut the oven on.
Hi ~ If you are using straight fondant then it will take a LONG time to harden up enough to use as a number on top of a cake. (A week, probably more). Gumpaste is faster, but it still takes days to get solid. And of course it all depends on how thick you are making the number/s.
Wilton gumpaste usually hardens enough in 24 hours. To me always works incredibly well. (I'm making number 3 pink topper of it at the moment )
Thank you much everyone! I need it for saturday so I will make it tomorrow and hope it drys by then.