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Topic: fondant dry time
kimproulx 07/25/2008 4:38 PM
I'm using fondant for the first time to make a bow atop a birthday cake for my 107 year old great Nana. I am making two presents stacked. I have made the loops with the fondant and want to put the bow together, but the fondant is taking a while to dry. Can anyone tell me approximately how long I need to wait before putting the whole bow together?
Debster 07/27/2008 9:18 PM
Fondant can take three or more days to dry, but if you mix some gumpaste 50/50 it dries within the day. Hope this helps you. Some people put it in a low oven to dry to, but I like the gumpaste added myself.
Tracey1970 07/27/2008 9:18 PM
I've found that when making a bow, it's best to mix fondant and gumpaste since gumpaste dries a lot harder and faster. I know that's not really a help to you, but for the future ... I made a fondant bow once, and it was wobbly. I didn't use it. Sorry I can't be of more help.
Debster 07/27/2008 9:36 PM
I use 50/50 fondant and gumpaste mixed together. It will dry within the day.
mmumsie 07/27/2008 9:36 PM
Hopefully you added gum tex or gum paste to the fondant. It can take a good 24 hours to set.