My Fondant Topper Is Bending. Pls Help

Decorating By cakemom2014 Updated 7 Jun 2014 , 11:11am by 810whitechoc

cakemom2014 Posted 6 Jun 2014 , 4:15am
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AHi there. I usually make fondant toppers and when i placed it on top of the cake after sometime it just bend. Even if i use barbecue sticks. Is it because my cake is just 2.5in high? Pls help. Thanks

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Ninja13 Posted 6 Jun 2014 , 11:11am
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hello cakemom2014

 

I'm only new and someone else will have a better answer but maybe i can help with some ideas now.

 

can you let it dry longer before placing on the cake?

i had one that didn't want to dry i helped it with a hairdryer on cold and low 

or use LCM's (rice krispy treats) inside then covered in layer of fondant makes them a lot lighter.

 

 

hope i could help

petitecat Posted 6 Jun 2014 , 11:53am
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cakemom, did you use just pure fondant or did you use gumpaste? You need to use gumpaste because it will harden and should keep its shape. You can buy gumpaste ready made or just mix tylose powder (you can buy these in most cake supply shops) with your fondant. The recommended quantity is 1 tsp tylose per 250g of fondant, although you can add more if desired/needed. 

 

Gumpaste dries and hardens after a couple of hours to a few days, depending on the thickness. 

lesacero7 Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 4:15am
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AHi so gumpaste is better when making figures than pure fondant?

Bt3138 Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 7:02am
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AMake sure you use gumpaste when making figures and cupcake toppers. Buttercream will soften your toppers ...

petitecat Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 7:12am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by lesacero7 

Hi so gumpaste is better when making figures than pure fondant?

 

Yes, fondant does not dry hard like gumpaste so best to use gumpaste. Modelling chocolate can also be used.

lesacero45 Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 8:50am
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Original message sent by petitecat

Yes, fondant does not dry hard like gumpaste so best to use gumpaste. Modelling chocolate can also be used.

Wow thank u so much!

810whitechoc Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 11:11am
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You can use fondant but have to add cmc/cellulose or gum trag to firm it up so it doesn't sag while drying.  It is readily available in cake deco supply shops or online.

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