Fondant ~ Gumtex?

Decorating By Baking Sis Updated 7 Jun 2013 , 6:46pm by DORI2000

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Baking Sis Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 1:54pm
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I have some MM fondant that I made four days ago, wrapped up and in an air tight container.  My sister asked me to make a cake for her boyfriend's b-day this Sat.  I need the fondant to be a bit stiffer/dry faster for the design feature; is it too late in the game to add some gumtex?  Or do I need to make a new batch of MMF and add the gumtex to that?  Appreciate any guidance on this!!!  TIA

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still_learning Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 3:05pm
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AYou can definitely add gum tex now. I don't really time it but I think the gum tex added fondant pieces generally are pretty hardened overnight. I use gum tex with purchased fondant and just knead it together. I find that the gum tex pieces eventually dry hard as rocks so I would only add it to fondant that would be removed from the cake before eating - not to any used for covering the cake.

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Baking Sis Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 4:10pm
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Thank you so much for your speedy reply! 


The cake with be covered with buttercream and the fondant/gumtex part will only be for decoration/display/show. Guess I had better get working on it today...icon_biggrin.gif

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DORI2000 Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 6:46pm
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can somebody explain to me why is gumtex for?

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