Trouble With Fondant/gumpaste Decorations

Decorating By pankake Updated 21 Jun 2010 , 6:21am by sweettreat101

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pankake Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 2:53am
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Hi There,

I am wanting to make little lady bugs for a cake but they don't seem to be going hard.

I have coloured my fondant (black and red) and then added the tylos. When I let them dry (not covered) they went hard, but when I put them in a container to store, they went soft again.

What can I do to ensure they stay hard rather than going soft once put in a container?


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BlakesCakes Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 3:00am
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Never put finished gum paste or fondant decorations in a sealed plastic container, as they will go soft and then grow mold, etc.

Completed items need to be stored in a cardboard box away from direct heat & light in a dry environment.


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dsilvest Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 3:07am
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I agree.

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jerseygirlNga Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 3:14am
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sweettreat101 Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 6:21am
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I them in the oven (turned off of course) with the light on for a couple of days to dry. Helps speed things up.

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