Jessicakes831 Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 9:43pm
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Hi ladies and gents! I experimented with something and had really great results with it so I wanted to share it with you. I was working on a jack o lantern cake and the fondant I had made a few hours earlier had gotten very firm and hard to work with. After kneading it for five good minutes and trying to roll it out, I was very frustrated. I had the idea to pop it into the microwave for fifteen seconds. It came out much more pliable and roll out a thousand times easier. I hope this helps some of you!

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cupadeecakes Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 10:44pm
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That's a great tip! I almost always pop my fondant and modeling chocolate in the microwave for a few seconds. It makes it much easier on my poor aching muscles.

Last night I was going to attach some fondant lettering I had made earlier in the day and it too had firmed up to much. I got the hair dryer out and heated it on low for a few seconds to make it pliable again. That worked great too.

rlowry03 Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 10:50pm
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When I went through a wiltons class, my instructor told us to sit on the package for 5 minutes til it warmed up! LOL! I find the microwave much better.

Jessicakes831 Posted 6 Nov 2011 , 12:40am
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Blow drying something that can't be microwaved is a great idea! I've never thought of that!
And sitting on it could be useful too... Maybe... If you're tired. icon_wink.gif

MCurry Posted 6 Nov 2011 , 12:58am
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Originally Posted by rlowry03

When I went through a wiltons class, my instructor told us to sit on the package for 5 minutes til it warmed up! LOL! I find the microwave much better.




Lol! I have heard it all now. Let's hope she is not selling cakes to anyone.

FlourPots Posted 6 Nov 2011 , 1:04am
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I microwave every piece of fondant I work with...

I even purchased a separate small microwave & cart just for fondant, so I don't have to keep walking to my kitchen.

rlowry03 Posted 6 Nov 2011 , 1:19am
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Lol! I have heard it all now. Let's hope she is not selling cakes to anyone.




Well... icon_lol.gif At least it worked in the class when we didn't have any other way!

tracey1970 Posted 6 Nov 2011 , 2:08am
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My Wilton teacher told us the same. When we were asked to use those sealed packages of Wilton fondant, she told us to sit on them during our drive to the lesson so they would be pliable when we got there.

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