AHi! Please need help. I live in kenya, where the climate is extremely hot. I bake cakes from home and use butter icing, though lately have been bringing fondant, gum paste and mmp from overseas, just a couple of packets to do some modelling and flowers. Have a big order next week so decided to do the flowers with gum paste and fondant in advance, The climate has suddenly become humid and have just realised all my flowers have become moist and gone down. Please any suggestions or help will be much appreciated. Thank you
Could you keep them in a refrigerator or freeze them?
Perhaps you could box them in an airtight box with some of the Desiccant Silica Gel beads? These might help keep them from wilting until you need to use them.
Hi Sukayna. If they are still in good form and have only dropped, perhaps place some fluffy "clouds" (I call them clouds not sure what it is, like the stuff teddy bears are stuffed with) or pieces of cling film or paper towel underneath the petals to dry again in the form they need to be. Keep it in a cool room with fan on. Definitely not the fridge.
Did you add anything to the sugarpaste before you made the flowers? Like CMC or something to help it to dry well?
Once its set up well, you could also leave it on a sponge (new one used only for baking purposes) so that the air gets in under it too and dries well.
Next time you could do that. I also live in a place that can get fairly hot (SA) but not as hot as Kenya gets, but I think if your buttercream icing is surviving that heat, definitely you can get your fondant to do the same.
All the best!
AI collect the silica packets that come in vitamin bottles and put those into a plastic box with my flowers.