Soft Fondant/gumpaste

Decorating By janice2020 Updated 30 Jan 2012 , 4:04pm by TexasSugar

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janice2020 Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 6:03pm
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What do you girls do on those damp humid days when your fondant/gumpaste pieces just won't dry/stiffen?

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becca_224 Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 7:36pm
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I make my fondant/gumpaste figure several days ahead to let them dry well. If I can, I place them on a cooling rack to let air circulate under them as well. You could try adding some gumtex to the fondant, that would help it harden more/faster. Adding gumtex to gumpaste, which already has gumtex in it, can lead to overly dry gumpaste that is hard to work with though, so use cautiously.

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sweettooth101 Posted 29 Jan 2012 , 3:45am
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I have used the oven at the lowest temperature, switch OFF once it reaches the temp. and then place your pieces in, this worked for me when my orchids were falling off the wire.
You have to add tylose or gumtex to your fondant to dry hard.

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TexasSugar Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 4:04pm
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Fan, lamp, and/or putting them on a bed of cornstrach.

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