Fondant Leaves

Decorating By mahtc2016 Updated 16 May 2019 , 11:42pm by SandraSmiley

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mahtc2016 Posted 15 May 2019 , 1:21am
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I just took a order for 22 dozen cupcakes this fall. The bride would like different color leaf for each flavor. How far in advance can I start making them? It would be at least 2 per cupcake. Thanks in advance.

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SandraSmiley Posted 15 May 2019 , 1:50am
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Fondant will stay soft if kept sealed in a plastic bag for several days and maybe even longer.  If it were me, I would start now and not care if they got hard. Most people will probably not eat them anyway.

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Freckles0829 Posted 15 May 2019 , 1:11pm
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I'm with Sandra.  I would start making the leaves now and not care if they get hard.  And anyways, if it was me I would want the leaves to get hard so that way I can lay them over crumpled paper or something similar to give them some movement and they would need to get hard to keep that shape.

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kakeladi Posted 15 May 2019 , 1:27pm
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Freckles That’s what I was thinking — lay them in different positions/ways so they are not totally flat.  And fondant really does not get all that hard 

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MerMadeBakedGoods Posted 15 May 2019 , 3:19pm
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I agree with the experts above.

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-K8memphis Posted 15 May 2019 , 6:31pm
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for the fall -- I would want colored leaves, changing autumnal colors meself -- at least have them tipped in another color or something maybe blush

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kakeladi Posted 15 May 2019 , 6:32pm
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Oh of course by all means dust them w/the differnt colors of fall.


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SandraSmiley Posted 15 May 2019 , 6:35pm
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Ok, -K8memphis and kakeladi sparked another idea, how about edging a few of the leaves in gold?

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-K8memphis Posted 16 May 2019 , 11:43am
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definitely 

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-K8memphis Posted 16 May 2019 , 2:29pm
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actually my favorite is chocolate leaves made/brushed on real leaves and edged in choco blush


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SandraSmiley Posted 16 May 2019 , 2:30pm
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I love the chocolate leaves too!  Beautiful!

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-K8memphis Posted 16 May 2019 , 6:44pm
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I mean chocolate leaves edged in gold like you said, sandra — duh k8

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SandraSmiley Posted 16 May 2019 , 11:42pm
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I knew exactly what you meant, -K8memphis!  I could see them in my mind's eye!

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