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Topic Title: how early can you make fondant decorations
Created On Monday March 15, 2010 8:42 AM
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how early can you make fondant decorations - stephilde - Monday March 15, 2010 8:42 AM
how early can you make fondant decorations - hunnybee - Monday March 15, 2010 9:51 AM
how early can you make fondant decorations - sweetgrandma - Monday March 15, 2010 10:26 AM
how early can you make fondant decorations - stephilde - Monday March 15, 2010 11:41 AM
how early can you make fondant decorations - hunnybee - Monday March 15, 2010 9:16 PM
how early can you make fondant decorations - sweetgrandma - Monday March 15, 2010 9:45 PM
how early can you make fondant decorations - stephilde - Tuesday March 16, 2010 7:57 AM
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stephilde
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Posted: Monday March 15, 2010 8:42 AM
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If I am assebling a cake on friday how many days before hand can i make accessories and decorations? Like Pearls, etc? Will they dry out and not work or is it ok to make things ahead of time?
 
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hunnybee
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Posted: Monday March 15, 2010 9:51 AM

If you want them to stay moist and flexible you can do them several days ahead of time; just coat the decoration lightly in shortening then cover and store in a ziplock bag.
 
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sweetgrandma
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Posted: Monday March 15, 2010 10:26 AM

hunnybee is right about them staying flexible....The pearls will be fine to make now as well as any flowers or anything that can be firm. If you're using mmf...my favorite...I find they stay flexible longer than gumpaste especially if I keep them covered well.
 
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stephilde
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Posted: Monday March 15, 2010 11:41 AM
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great!!! Thanks!!! So do you think i can get away with making a fondant bow ahead of time too? I think i am going to use the mmf.
 
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hunnybee
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Posted: Monday March 15, 2010 9:16 PM

Yes, do the bow ahead of time so it dries & will hold its shape. Keep the tails covered so they don't dry out so you can place them how you want to on the cake.
 
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sweetgrandma
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Posted: Monday March 15, 2010 9:45 PM

In addition to the good advice from hunnybee...
I use cotton balls to prop up my bows til they dry enough to hold their shape.
 
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stephilde
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Posted: Tuesday March 16, 2010 7:57 AM
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thanks everyone!!! I am going to make some mmf today and make my decorations- thanks!!
 
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