I recently made a cake for a baby shower. A friend made a fondant (made with tylose powder) elephant about 4" tall to go on top. It was a hit! Now the new mom would like to save/preserve the elephant. How can this be done? Any help?
AFondant/tylose figures most certainly can be saved. I have several that I have saved for months!
AAbsolutely, my kids have fondant/tylose models of themselves I have made over the years...still fine! Not sure about the long-term mental health implications of having sugar replicas of yourself in a drawer though.....
AHow do I preserve it? What materials do I need to buy?
AYou don't need to do anything. Just make the topper with fondant and tylose to harden it quickly and it will last "forvever"....to look at that is, not to eat! Just keep it in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight. It will fade in bright light and moisture will cause it to sag/collapse. Otherwise you don't need to do anything special.