I am hoping to make some modelled characters for my daughter's Christening cake using sugar modelling paste.
Does anyone know how far in advance I can make them? I would like to make them a few weeks beforehand so that I have time to re-do them if i make a mistake.
They will not be eaten - just for decoration only!
Are you located in the UK? As far as I know, sugar modelling paste is possibly the equivalent to the US gumpaste? If so, I keep mine wrapped tightly for at least a week on the counter. Once dried, they say you can keep the pieces for up to a year.
Make them as far in advance as you need to. (I have a few that are more than a year old. I've kept them out of direct light so they could be used today if I needed them.
If you are using modelling paste, you might find that the figures stay softer or get a bit softer when it is humid, so treat gently and set them up on a piece of foam so the don't stick to a surface.
I am in the UK and it has been very humid in the last few days, one of my teddy bears lost his head!!!