I'm making 3D fondant figures. I've made them before but they do turn out rock hard, which has been okay because most people keep them. However, this request is for cake and cupcake toppers for a kids birthday so they want them to be edible. How do I make the figures hard enough to mold and keep their shape yet soft enough to be eaten by a 4 year old? I usually use MMF which I make myself. This blog is great and always has answers to my questions. Can't wait to hear from you all!
Are you talking about fondant mixed with tylose? Because I've never seen fondant dry rock hard unless its been left for more than a week, and even then to say it is rock hard would be a stretch.
@cakeyouverymuch It's homemade marshmallow fondant, I don't mix it with tylose. I want to make edible decorations for the cupcakes as well. How do I keep them chewy? Thanks for your help!
The fondant is going to dry if exposed to the air, and there's really nothing you can do about that. But it never stops my kids from eating the stuff. I wouldn't worry about it.
In those cases I use modeling chocolate. It stays rather soft
Or isn't there a fondant out there that really doesn't dry? FondX or Fondarific?
Thanks for all the help! I think I'm going to keep the figures wrapped until the day of the party.
Keep them in plastic in the fridge, that should help
Add 2 tablespoons food grade glycerine per 2 lbs icing sugar. Use a brand like Wilton or LorAnn if available. This will slow down the drying. DO NOT add tylose or karaya or tragacanth if you are making it at home