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post #16 of 25
woozy,
The black fondant I used was Satin Ice.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by dawnybird

woozy,
The black fondant I used was .



Wow. I never thought about commercial fondants having color stability problems, I like to make my figures WAY ahead.
post #18 of 25
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The only time I ever had a problem was when I colored some fondant/gumpaste gray by mixing in a little black. Even though I kept them in a dark place, everything that was gray had turned bluish green. Has anyone else had that problem?

 

 

@dawnybird, how long did it take those pieces to change color?

post #19 of 25

HELP! I made the cutest figures - they looked "perfect". Then, after drying for about a week, they all started to crack beyond repair

 

as if the inside was expanding. I stored them in the open, didn't move them. I have a tree stump forest creatures cake to deliver in 2 weeks & I work full time, so I really need to get going on them again. ANY wisdom would be really appreciated.

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@dawnybird, how long did it take those pieces to change color?


Oh, I'm so sorry I never answered! We went out of town and by the time we got back, I had long forgotten about this thread!  It took mine probably a week and a half. Black is a funny color that will sometimes go green, sometimes purple. I've never had a problem with any other color unless I left them in the light, in which case they faded a little.

post #21 of 25

how far ahead can you make fondant/fondant w-tylose/ gumpaste figures......& how to store them.  Great Thread, thanks to all.

post #22 of 25

will be okay to put them in cardboard boxes and then in the fridge??

post #23 of 25

I really would not put them in the fridge!   Whenever I have -leftover fondant covered cake not premade toppers- the fondant quickly becomes sticky, bendy, and bleeds.   In my last place I used to just set them in the cupboard until I needed them.


I`ve kept toppers for up to a year and they never changed.   lately I have a problem with light pinks and purples fading really quickly but the toppers themselves don`t change from when I made them.   They don`t spoil or go yucky.
 

Otherwise I`ve kept leftover toppers on the counter for MONTHS with no issues other than a bit of fading and some dust.  I have no idea what causes cracking, maybe your humidity is too low? or your fondant is too dry?

post #24 of 25

I make mine at the very least a few weeks in advance, I make my flowers in bulk and they keep easily up to a year. Haven't really tried keeping them longer, they always get used up by then.

I store them in boxes and cover with tissue paper. Don't refrigerate them, and don't store them in something airtight.

post #25 of 25
Hello I noticed you're from East Texas so am I 😊. I making a grooms cake and I want to make American flag out of fondant and float on top of the German chocolate cake per the groom's request. How far in advance can I start making my flag and how would I store it until I go to drape it over the cake. Appreciate any help you can offer!
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