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Making figures etc from fondant/gumpaste in advance.

post #1 of 6
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I am making a cake in July. However, I dont arrive home from holiday, until 4 days before the cake needs to be delivered. So i would like to make the gumpaste figures in advance.
How long do they keep, if I do them 2 weeks in advance will they be any good?
post #2 of 6
When I do my figures, I usually do them weeks in advance, as long as they don't get dust on them or get wet, they last forever. I just put them in a box until I'm ready to use them. My customers have told me they still have my figures even years later. Good luck on your order.
post #3 of 6
Welcome to the forum. As lenagc said, they'll keep for years.

Best way to store them: NON-air-tight container (cardboard cake box, for instance). Keep them in the dark as much as possible to avoid "fading" of the colors.

If the figures are delicate, place a piece of eggcrate foam on the bottom of your box. Non-skid shelf liner is also good.

Dark purple colors are notorious for fading, just so ya know.
post #4 of 6
I agree with Apti. also welcome to the forum. I've just posted a cake with baby princess figures on it, I did these weeks in advance, and they were just fine.
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Originally Posted by lenagc

I agree with Apti. also welcome to the forum. I've just posted a cake with baby princess figures on it, I did these weeks in advance, and they were just fine.



WOW, LENAGC!!!!! I just took at look at your photo gallery and your cakes are AWESOME!
post #6 of 6
Awe!! Thank you so much, Apti, that means so much to me. I took 8 months off due to health issues and I wasn't sure I was going to get back into cakes again, but I've been blessed with good health now and I'm back in the groove, ( cake groove that is) so your comment means so very much. Thanks again.
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