Fondant Questions

Decorating By bammcakes Updated 10 Oct 2012 , 1:50am by bammcakes

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bammcakes Posted 9 Oct 2012 , 6:14pm
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How long does fondant take to dry? I am cutting several shapes from rolled fondant and want to apply them around the sides of a fondant covered cake. Also, whole it is drying will the edges crack? If so, how do I prevent it?

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 9 Oct 2012 , 11:30pm
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Are these going directly on the sides of the cake? If so, why are you drying them? I usually walk away for a minute or two to let them stiff just enough so they don't loose shape. Then I turn the shapes over to smooth the edges & apply to cake.

If you let them dry completely, & are trying to place them with the curve of the cake, they will crack. I'm not sure if I am explaining that well.

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bammcakes Posted 10 Oct 2012 , 1:50am
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You made a very good point. I do need the pieces to curve around the cake. Because the pieces need to come up higher than the top I thought if I let them dry first it would be easier, so the top didn't slump over.

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