Fondant Shapes....hardening And Drying Of.

Decorating By escaliba1234 Updated 31 Dec 2011 , 11:51pm by escaliba1234

escaliba1234 Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 2:57am
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I have made several trays of fondant shapes;leaves, flowers etc, which I am delighted with.

They were hardening nicely, ready for storage in air-tight containers.

Then we got a weather change and the humidity has gone through the roof, here in Sydney.

Usually, if the weather is co-operative, the fondant shapes take about 48 hours to harden, at air conditioned room temp.

What do people who live in high humidity areas do to harden/dry out their fondant shapes, please?

I don't want to lose three large trays of delightful shapes, if I can avoid it.

All advice much appreciated, thanks!

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Texas_Rose Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 5:26am
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I run the air conditioner in the house to get rid of the moisture. It usually takes two days for shapes to dry. When I didn't have a working air conditioner, I used a dehumidifier in the house.

escaliba1234 Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 5:40am
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

I run the air conditioner in the house to get rid of the moisture. It usually takes two days for shapes to dry. When I didn't have a working air conditioner, I used a dehumidifier in the house.




Thank you very much Texas_Rose.
I should imagine you have a big humidity problem where you live?
How do you store the dried shapes, by the way?
Thanks again.

bluedaisies Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 9:30pm
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Mine always take a couple days or so to dry too. I store mine in washed egg cartons.

escaliba1234 Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 11:51pm
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Originally Posted by bluedaisies

Mine always take a couple days or so to dry too. I store mine in washed egg cartons.




Thank you very much, bluedaisies.
This may sound silly, but what type of egg cartons do you use?
Here in Australia, our egg cartons are mainly made from cardboard, you see.
In fact, I have never seen them made from anything else.

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