Hey there! I am sick of making fondant for dummies and too cheap to buy fondant, so I have covered one in hi-ratio (Alpine) and powdered sugar and water. I did it yesterday afternoon, and this afternoon it is still so soft, like I just put it on there! I am starting to worry it will not harden, and my show is in 3 weeks. Does anyone have experience with this?
I have added meringue powder to it in the past, but it turned yellow, and I hate that dummy now! I learned it is the meringue that causes dummies to harden...
PS, it is damp and chilly out, may have something to do with it, right??
Depends on the ratio of fat to sugar, but it very well may never harden enough to work on a dummy. I always use Wilton fondant for dummies, using the 40% off coupons at JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby. Get a paper coupon off the web and then get a coupon on your phone.
I guess I will find out, right? ...... I am using 1:2 shortening to sugar, with just enough water to make it "creamy". I would use Crisco, but it separates and gets all weird when it is whipped.
And the smell of Wilton fondant makes me sick to my stomach. I guess I will get some Satin Ice from Decopac, it is a fairly good price. But I want to show some buttercream techniques because people think you only do fondant if you have all fondant dummies. Sigh.
Well, it is still soft as can be! I think I am going to put my flower on it, take a picture, then scrape it all off and cover in fondant :-( I may give it another week, I am not in a HUGE hurry, but I have 3 others I need to do anyway, so I can do this one last.
I may just get that bucket of perma ice...Has anyone smoothed that with a paper towel?