Need Quick Help W/ Fondant Please - I Thought I Had It Done!! :(

Decorating By barkley Updated 28 Aug 2015 , 9:58pm by maybenot

barkley Posted 28 Aug 2015 , 9:17pm
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I made a fire truck cake and the ladder is supposed to go on top.  It sits at an angle, with part on the cab of the truck and the other end on the body of the truck.  I made the ladder out of wilton fondant two days ago and it sat all day, then I put in an airtight container.  I just got it out to put on truck, and it sags when I put it on there :(   The party is tomorrow morning.  What can I do to make the ladder harder/stiffer?  Thanks so much!!

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cupkakesp Posted 28 Aug 2015 , 9:35pm
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You can put it in the oven with the oven light on (not the oven itself on).  This should help dry it out.  I did this with a 2d dinosaur (thanks to reading these forum posts every day).  Took just a couple hours to dry out :)

barkley Posted 28 Aug 2015 , 9:47pm
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ok! thank you so much :)

maybenot Posted 28 Aug 2015 , 9:58pm
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Some fondants already have drying gums added to them, so they may dry OK in the oven, but many fondants will simply melt in the oven.

To dry fondant properly, a gum such as CMC, tylose, or gum tex needs to be added to it.  This will allow it to air dry [the longer it’s allowed to sit out and/or under a fan, the quicker it will dry] without heat.  If drying needs to sped up, this also allows putting the piece into the oven without fear of it melting.

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