Life Of Gelatin Icing...

Decorating By lindyloocat Updated 4 Jul 2012 , 3:42am by Ballymena

lindyloocat Posted 3 Jul 2012 , 6:57pm
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hello all, this is my first post! I just wondered if anyone knows how long gelatin icing lasts once modelled? I want to get on and make some flowers for my wedding cake, but it is in September...will they be ok in a tin until then??? HELP PLEASE!!! icon_smile.gif

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Ballymena Posted 3 Jul 2012 , 7:21pm
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What is gelatin icing?

gmfcakes Posted 3 Jul 2012 , 7:40pm
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I think they last for a long time as I was at a cake class and she had made some and I think she that class was the year before or something, but I think a couple of the pieces had broken off from handling. So you probably have to package them really good.


BakingIrene Posted 3 Jul 2012 , 8:03pm
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Are you talking about paste with sugar, gelatin, glucose? Make sure you skip any fat and glycerine the recipe may call for. That will allow your flowers to dry bone hard, and then they can be placed in airtight containers. You may want to buy a few dessicating cartridges to keep them dry.

auzzi Posted 3 Jul 2012 , 11:22pm
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Once the gelatin icing models are dry, they can be stored in a cardboard cake box. It is not necessary for it to be airtight, but it should be dust-proof..

Gelatin icing is a form of pastilliage ..

Ballymena Posted 4 Jul 2012 , 3:42am
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Now I understand. Just never heard it called gelatin icing before.

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