Making Figures Etc From Fondant/gumpaste In Advance.

Decorating By cherishu2 Updated 1 Jul 2012 , 10:45pm by lenagc

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cherishu2 Posted 1 Jul 2012 , 8:26pm
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I am making a cake in July. However, I dont arrive home from holiday, until 4 days before the cake needs to be delivered. So i would like to make the gumpaste figures in advance.
How long do they keep, if I do them 2 weeks in advance will they be any good?

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lenagc Posted 1 Jul 2012 , 8:43pm
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When I do my figures, I usually do them weeks in advance, as long as they don't get dust on them or get wet, they last forever. I just put them in a box until I'm ready to use them. My customers have told me they still have my figures even years later. Good luck on your order.

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Apti Posted 1 Jul 2012 , 9:11pm
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Welcome to the forum. As lenagc said, they'll keep for years.

Best way to store them: NON-air-tight container (cardboard cake box, for instance). Keep them in the dark as much as possible to avoid "fading" of the colors.

If the figures are delicate, place a piece of eggcrate foam on the bottom of your box. Non-skid shelf liner is also good.

Dark purple colors are notorious for fading, just so ya know.

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lenagc Posted 1 Jul 2012 , 9:38pm
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I agree with Apti. also welcome to the forum. I've just posted a cake with baby princess figures on it, I did these weeks in advance, and they were just fine.

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Apti Posted 1 Jul 2012 , 10:12pm
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Originally Posted by lenagc

I agree with Apti. also welcome to the forum. I've just posted a cake with baby princess figures on it, I did these weeks in advance, and they were just fine.




WOW, LENAGC!!!!! I just took at look at your photo gallery and your cakes are AWESOME!

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lenagc Posted 1 Jul 2012 , 10:45pm
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Awe!! Thank you so much, Apti, that means so much to me. I took 8 months off due to health issues and I wasn't sure I was going to get back into cakes again, but I've been blessed with good health now and I'm back in the groove, ( cake groove that is) so your comment means so very much. Thanks again.

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