Why Do You Let Your Gumpaste Or Fondant Figures Dry?

Decorating By Carol97 Updated 18 Feb 2009 , 10:28pm by cakesbykitty

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Carol97 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 8:47pm
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I've noticed so many on the board saying they let their fondant or gumpaste letters or figurines dry out a day or two before adding them to the cake. Why do you need to let them dry out? Do you leave them just setting out on your counter perhaps on some wax paper uncovered? Or how do you do this?


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Sunflowerbagel Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 8:52pm
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I feel that if they're dry, they won't change shapes. They won't get finger smushies in them. They are sturdier.

I put mine on wax paper and place them somewhere safe (not to be bumped, run over, etc.)

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cakesbykitty Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 10:28pm
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exactly... so they stay just how you made them. remember, cake is a soft surface and they can tip, roll or fall.

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