I'm making a number of fondant cutouts for a cake due Friday. I really need to cut them out tonight, but last time I made them ahead they didn't "wrap" around the cake well since they were hard.
Is it possible to microwave the decorations for a short time to soften when I go to apply or do you think this will ruin them?
I had to soften harden cutouts once. I just put them in a plastic container with a lightly damp paper towel and closed the lid. The next day they were soft again. Just make sure the towel is far enough from the cutouts, perhaps put it on a little plate to keep it away from the fondant. I had a couple touch the cloth and they just got all gooey.
I put my fondant cut outs in a zip lock bag, and I did these a few weeks ahead of time. They were a little stiff, but still moldable around the cake, in fact, they were easier to place on that way. I think you could microwave, but only a few seconds. Thats what I was going to do on my cake, but didn't need to.
I've done the same as cathycakes. I've also put the cutouts between plastic wrap (loosly over them, but pressed tight around the sides). I then placed them in a plastic container... they stayed soft and didnt stick to the plastic when I took them out... HTH
I ran into this by accident over the weekend. We took a few extra fondant cutouts with us on the delivery. We were in a hurry & grabbed a plastic container & stuck the lid on.
Luckily, we didnt need to repair anything on delivery.
It is about 95 degrees here & 100 percent humidity. When we got home we opened the container to clean it and there was condensation built up & our cutouts were funky sticky.