Mickey Mouse Ears I Did Not Prepare Ahead Of Time.

Decorating By bvbedford Updated 2 Apr 2015 , 10:17pm by cupncake1

bvbedford Posted 2 Apr 2015 , 5:58pm
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Can anyone give me suggestions on how to get a pair of mickey mouse ears to stand up using fondant that I did not dry days before? I thought about putting cardboard in between the fondant. 

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-K8memphis Posted 2 Apr 2015 , 6:10pm
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knead in a lot of cornstarch

reginaherrin Posted 2 Apr 2015 , 6:14pm
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I have actually done this myself, just completely forgot to make the ears in advance.  I used cardboard and completely covered it in fondant. 

julia1812 Posted 2 Apr 2015 , 6:14pm
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How big do you need them and when do they have to be ready?

 Normally I would use gum paste and put it in the oven with just the pilot light on. It dries overnight.

 Just put a thin layer of black gum paste over a small upside down bowl (2x) and one layer over a bigger upside down bowl, all covered in cling film. Release the next day once dried, glue together with edible glue - done.

 If you use fondant mixed with cmc or gum tex it will take a bit longer...

bvbedford Posted 2 Apr 2015 , 7:31pm
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leah_s Posted 2 Apr 2015 , 8:06pm
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I have used gumpaste with extra gumpaste powder and cornstarch kneaded in.  Dries almost faster than you can work it.

cupncake1 Posted 2 Apr 2015 , 10:17pm
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Lots of tylose will work, I can get bows done just hours before needed that way. If you don't have any I think cardboard would be your best option :)

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