Four days ago I made a beautiful fondant quilt to drape over a baby for a baby shower cake. This morning to looked at the quilt and it has hardened. How can i soften it back up that way the quilt will drape over the baby without it cracking. The quilt has purples blacks and greys in it. I was thinking about popping it in the microwave but is that a smart thing to do. I really did not want to redo the quilt due to it being time consuming.
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I know of no way to soften fondant once it's hard. In the future, pop it in the freezer until needed.
Don't microwave it! You could try putting it in a sealed container with a damp paper towel. Don't let it touch the blanket though & make sure you have the blanket on parchment with corn starch on it or something similar in case the fondant gets sticky. Good luck!