to reduce the shrink factor i fridge my freshly covered fondant sculptures so the fondant firms immediately and cannot relax--i'm also applying the fondant to a cold cake--then when it later gets to room temp it is kind of seasoned and it stays put--it dries a bit and sets up in there--
i know lots of people don't fridge their stuff--but it's an important tool in my repertoire--
cazza--i ♥ your story about australia slowly fading into anarctica! reminds me of the time...
30-ish years ago i made a royal icing bi-plane from wilton instructions -- and no one was more surprised than me that it all came together -- oh so proud was i until the landing gear promptly disappeared into the freaking cloud--hahaha--
didn't never wanna land in australia anyhow