Fondant Decorations - Help

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shernandez Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 1:54pm
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I am brand new to cake decorating and need some advice on placing some fondant decorations. I am making a paint splatter cake for a friends daughters birthday party. This is my first decorative cake and I have been able to get a lot of info online. I made my paint splatter decorations in advance so they would be dry in time. And had the realization last night that I placed my decorations flat to dry, and my cake is round (10"). The party is this Saturday. I am hoping I don't have to remake all of the paint splatters (I traced them by hand, no time to order a cutter). Will the decorations soften a bit with the buttercream & mold to the cake? Should i place the splatters on friday night so they have more time to absorb the buttercream?  Can I rub some shortening on the back to help soften them for molding to the side of the cake? Also read something about placing on a cup to shape, but  m not sure that can be done now that they're dry. (Not sure if these things work, just things I've read online). Any suggestions/advice on how to fix is much appreciated! 

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ropalma Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 6:15pm
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You can soften fondant in the microwave.  Perhaps a couple of seconds at a time until they are just bendable to place on the buttercream.  Make sure that you refrigerate the cake so that the buttercream is sturdy enough to place the fondant decorations.

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leah_s Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 7:10pm
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Next time, there's no need for the fondant decos to dry.  Just cut 'em out and slap them on the cake.

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jgifford Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 8:10pm
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Cover the back with shortening and put them in a closed zip-loc bag. Make sure it's air-tight. You'll be surprised how quickly they start to soften up.

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Shockolata Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 10:03pm
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Brush some rejuvenator spirit on their back and hey presto! they will soften enough to bend them a bit.

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shernandez Posted 25 Sep 2015 , 1:06am
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Thank you for the suggestions! 

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