How Long To Dry Fondant/gumpast Figures

Decorating By KsCakes09 Updated 15 May 2011 , 7:06pm by YummyCreations

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KsCakes09 Posted 15 May 2011 , 6:11pm
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Any advise please!!! I always see cakes w/ such awesome figures & they look so clean & they were cut from a cookie cutter. But of course not everything has a cookie cutter for it, so how do they do it? How long do you wait to handle figures before putting on your cake?

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DeezTreatz Posted 15 May 2011 , 6:59pm
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It depends what your making really, I like my fondant bows to be solid.. so I make then far in advance... 1-2 weeks ahead of time..
I usually make my figures a week in advance, but if i'm bored or have no orders - I'll make them earlier.
Fondant/gumpaste figures/bows/flowers are safe to stay out upto a year.. I wouldn't eat them after a week though ... IMOP icon_smile.gif

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YummyCreations Posted 15 May 2011 , 7:06pm
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I sometimes make a template of the figure I need to cut. I found plastic template sheets at Walmart in their craft section. Then I either let the fondant dry a bit or freeze it after it's rolled out before I cut it to get smooth lines. Powdering the knive with powder sugar helps the knife not stick as well. I hope this helps! icon_smile.gif

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