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Topic Title: Quick drying fondant tricks
Created On Friday August 09, 2013 4:42 PM
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chudybuddy
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Posted: Friday August 09, 2013 4:42 PM

I was wondering if anybody knows of any tricks to drying fondant fast? Would sticking it on a cookie sheet in a low temp oven work? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Yes, I have kneaded in gum text already. Thanks!
 
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Aunt Tilly
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Posted: Friday August 09, 2013 11:23 PM

Hhhmmmm.........I don't think an oven is your best bet. I recall a cake competition in Las Vegas once where the room temp of mid-70s played havoc with everyone's fondant ~ it tore, it drooped, it sagged, it basically melted off the cakes....... I'd try a fan blowing on it since it's air that drys it. I've not used gum tex in fondant just pre-made gumpaste and the higher percent of gum paste, the faster it will dry ~ many times too quickly and it begins to crack while you are still trying to create~
 
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chudybuddy
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Posted: Saturday August 10, 2013 5:36 AM

Thank you very much for your response, I will try a fan!
 
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LUVACOP
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Posted: Wednesday August 21, 2013 12:39 PM
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I point a small 6" fan on my pieces and turn them (if possible) in several hours to ensure they dry quickly.
The thickness can be a determining factor to time.

Aunt Tilly is correct, the more Gum Paste you use, the faster it dries. I usually use half fondant to half gumpaste and add color back if necessary.

Good luck!
 
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