Fondant Decorations -- How Far Ahead Can I Do Them?

Decorating By lvspaisley Updated 23 Apr 2009 , 9:43pm by blondeez

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lvspaisley Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 8:07pm
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I am doing some cupcakes for a baby shower on Sunday and 27 of the 72 will have fondant decorations. One part will be white, cut out with a crinkled biscuit cutter. The part I will be attaching to that will be fondant as well, of a different color, and I'd like to make these tonight. Here's my question: will putting them out on a cookie sheet be okay or will they get dry and crack? Should I cover the cookie sheet with plastic? I don't want them to be hard as bricks since some people don't take the fondant decorations off.

Any advice would be appreciated. I am attaching a picture of the ones I did a month ago...they will be just like these, only different colors.


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bashini Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 9:35pm
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Hi, I haven't made the fondant accents days before. I just make them at the time of decorating the cake. If I'm doing these, I would leave them on a cookie sheet and let them dry and it won't go that hard at all. But you might have to make a few spare ones incase one or two breaks. icon_smile.gif

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shelbur10 Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 9:42pm
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If you don't want them to harden, cover with plastic and they will be fine - but they may not firm up enough to stand up. If you leave them uncovered, they will get hard, but shouldn't crack, they should still look fine.

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blondeez Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 9:43pm
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You can make them days in advance but they will get hard and depending on the colors you use they will fade if not covered.

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