How Early Can I Make 3D Fondant Figures?

Decorating By loripooky Updated 23 Apr 2014 , 10:38am by maisie73

loripooky Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 4:27pm
post #1 of 8

I'm a newbie at fondant figures! I am making a graduation cake that will need to travel 8+ hours in a car with me - how far in advance can I make 3D fondant figures? Do I need to have them in a cooler? These figures probably won't be eaten!


Thank you!

7 replies
maisie73 Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 4:47pm
post #2 of 8

AI make mine weeks in advance and they're fine. Don't put them in a fridge/ cooler, they'll get sticky. I just keep mine in a cardboard box to keep the dust off them. I'm just a hobby baker, the pro's might have better advice but it works for me. :-)

loripooky Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 5:01pm
post #3 of 8

Thank you so much for the advice maisie73!! I appreciate it!

nikki54321 Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 5:40pm
post #4 of 8

ASame here I just keep mine in a cake box and make them weeks ahead too

loripooky Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 8:03pm
post #5 of 8

thanks Nikki54321! Appreciate the response!  Since I have your attention....can I pick your brain as well as maisie73? 


I was going to use the Wilton shape n amaze decorating dough - for my first time making 3d figures. Have either of you used this? Suggestions?


Thank you!

nikki54321 Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 8:14pm
post #6 of 8

ANo sorry I haven't I usually use fondant mixed with tylo powder

DaysCakes Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 8:25pm
post #7 of 8

I agree with Maisie - I don't keep fondant models in the fridge.  I am going to start making some models now for a cake which I need for 5th July.  I am also going to use modelling chocolate for some models.  I recently went to an exhibition and was able to see how firm it was.  Forgive me if I sound naive but I have never used modelling chocolate before and I was really impressed.  I don't think we have the Wilton product you mention here in the UK.

maisie73 Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 10:38am
post #8 of 8

ANo, I don't think we do Kathy, I've never seen/heard of it.

Quote by @%username% on %date%