What Do You Use To Prop Up Your Fondant/gumpaste While It Dries?

Decorating By ellavanilla Updated 24 Jun 2014 , 9:52pm by Claire138

ellavanilla Posted 20 Jun 2014 , 12:17am
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i recently built a ruffle right onto a cake and i had read that cotton balls are perfect for holding fondant into place, so that's what i used. 


when everything was dry, i went back to remove the cotton, expecting it to slip right out, however, it stuck all over the sugar flower and it was such a hassle to pick off all the little fuzzies. 



what do you use?

7 replies
kblickster Posted 20 Jun 2014 , 12:57am
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Small pieces of paper towel or cling wrap wadded up.

winniemog Posted 20 Jun 2014 , 2:26am
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AWadded up paper towel is good. Also makeup wedges (unused of course!) are really handy, I use them a lot when building sugar figures, and when propping things on the side of cakes.

Rohini Posted 20 Jun 2014 , 5:36pm
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Balled up cling wrap---the fondant doesn't stick to it. Sometimes, if what I'm making is really delicate then I make double sure that the fondant doesn't stick to the cling wrap by rubbing a little crisco on my 'ball' of cling wrap :)

ellavanilla Posted 24 Jun 2014 , 3:28pm
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thanks everyone!

rebecca67e Posted 24 Jun 2014 , 4:37pm
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I used cotton wool inside mini gumpaste bows once - it was a nightmare! never again.


Cling film is what I use now :-)

chocaholikk Posted 24 Jun 2014 , 9:13pm
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AI never thought to use make up wedges. ...thanks for that I always use cling film or kitchen foil going forward I'll prob use make up wedges though xx

Claire138 Posted 24 Jun 2014 , 9:52pm
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I use kitchen towel or bubble wrap.

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