Large Fondant Work

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Janie27 Posted 15 Jul 2017 , 9:04am
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Hi all

After some advice.

I'm making a 12" retro record player cake with lid. I've made the lid from fondant with added Tylo powder and its sitting on my upturned cake tin,  I was wondering how long I should leave it before turning it over so the under side can dry out..bareing in mind its 12" square and about 4mm thick??

Thanks in advance.. xx


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-K8memphis Posted 15 Jul 2017 , 2:22pm
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idk depends on the humidty and the moisture in the fondant -- fwiw -- i made a record player lid out of gingerbread cookie dough then covered that with fondant -- so i didn't have to worry about it breaking  -- 12x12 is a massive surface to hold up there -- hope it works out well -- 

but if you have a couple days i would wait a couple days -- but it might be wrinkley on the bottom side -- and i use a warming drawer too to speed things up -- 

so a couple days per side at least

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-K8memphis Posted 15 Jul 2017 , 2:26pm
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but 4mm is under 2/10ths of an inch? that's not very thick -- i'm hoping it doesn't break -- are you using it laying down or standing up?

for example when i make a larger plaque type thing out of fondant alone it's at least a quarter inch and i don't remember making one that large -- 

but none of that means you can't accomplish this -- 

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-K8memphis Posted 15 Jul 2017 , 2:26pm
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but 4mm is under 2/10ths of an inch? that's not very thick -- i'm hoping it doesn't break -- are you using it laying down or standing up?

for example when i make a larger plaque type thing out of fondant alone it's at least a quarter inch and i don't remember making one that large -- 

but none of that means you can't accomplish this -- 

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Janie27 Posted 15 Jul 2017 , 2:46pm
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Hi K8memphis

Thanks for your words of wisdom, I'm not a pro by any stretch and I'm self taught so all advice is hugely welcome.

Its going to be resting on the back of the cake so its partially open with supporting rods either side and a cheeky little thin board on the under side. I've no idea if its going to work but I've read some blogs where other people have done similar things so fingers n toes crossed.

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-K8memphis Posted 1 week ago
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if it doesn't break in the meantime "cheeky little thin board" is gonna make it for you -- insert big fat grin smilie face here -- and if it does crack -- devise a pattern of some kind to camouflage it -- you got this -- would love to see a picture or hear some afterglow -- best to you

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Janie27 Posted 1 week ago
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Thank you K8memphis..

Just made the vinyl record out of modelling chocolate surprised how easy that is to work with..#wipes brow

All being well I'll post a pic..delivery date 19/07/17.

Thanks again x

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-K8memphis Posted 1 week ago
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you're very welcome blush

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Nana52 Posted 1 week ago
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Janie27 ,  Good choice, I made a graduation cap out of modeling chocolate.  So much easier than fondant for some things like that. 

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aldonza Posted 5 days ago
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I can't wait to see the pics!

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