Krazy_Pastries Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 11:10pm
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I guys, I need a couple of tips.

 

I usually make my cake decorations a couple of days in advance just to speed up the process and I'm finding that I am having a little trouble having with my fondant keeping its shape and it's taking a little long to dry. I've combined fondant and gumpaste and it seemed to work, but some people would rather have all fondant. Is the fondant not dense enough or is there a little trick I can use?

 

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 11:46pm
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My trick is to knead in cornstarch-- a generous amount--well kneaded. Then I have a warming drawer that I can use to get a big loopy bow ready in a coupla hours. If memory serves, you don't wanna go over 150 degrees but research that first. I know it's in Scott Clark Woolley's book Cakes by Design--I don't have time to find it right now. I'm sure 150 is ok but I will confirm this when I get a chance.

 

Then do not touch your piece until it cools off because it's maleable.

 

Those are my two tricks

leah_s Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 11:53pm
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ditto K8.  CS dries out fondant pretty quickly.

Krazy_Pastries Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 12:12am
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Thank You for the advice!

crezart Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 1:19am
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dont use gumpaste, just add cmc or tylose to the sugarpaste , then you can control 

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