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Topic Title: Fondant decorations - how long needed to dry?
Created On Thursday June 18, 2009 6:43 PM
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meredith1851
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Posted: Thursday June 18, 2009 6:43 PM

How long do fondant decorations need to dry before placing on a cupcake or cake? I made bumblebees the other day and they don't seem to get as hard as I thought and after a day or two they were kinda slimy. I want to cutout some small fondant decorations, let them dry pretty hard so I can place them on cupcakes. What technique will work to keep them from getting slimy after a day or 2?
 
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eddiesgirl8282
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Posted: Thursday June 18, 2009 6:49 PM

slimy??? I've let fondant set out for a day or two and it seems to harden pretty well. where did you have it set out at? But if you want a decoration that dries super hard try gum paste.
 
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hpjmom
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Posted: Thursday June 18, 2009 7:24 PM

Did you cover them? The only time I've had fondant get "slimy" is when I put it on a cake, then put the cake in a Tupperware container (airtight). How did you dry them?
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Thursday June 18, 2009 11:55 PM

Definitely let the air get to the decorations to dry out.
 
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meredith1851
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Posted: Sunday June 21, 2009 12:52 AM

Yes, I did put them in a plastic cake holder about 3-4 hrs after I made them. Sounds like I should have let them dry much longer. Thanks :-)
 
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cheatize
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Posted: Sunday June 21, 2009 2:05 AM

It seems to me that you need to take the lid off the container so air can get to them. It's the air that helps dry them and a lid will keep air away from them.
 
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dottiepark
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Posted: Sunday June 21, 2009 11:56 AM
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I had good quick results dring fondant in humid weather by putting fondant pieces in the oven with just the light turned on (no heat).
 
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MARIE J
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Posted: Sunday June 21, 2009 12:07 PM

meredith1851 - yes - you definately need ot let them air dry longer !!!

I leave mine a minimum of 24 hrs - usually longer if I have the space
 
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MARIE J
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Posted: Sunday June 21, 2009 12:08 PM

oops !!

As long as they are cmpletely dry, you can put them into an airtight container - I have mine in small lock 'n locks !!
 
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myna102
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Posted: Monday June 22, 2009 9:18 AM

i've made bees, dogs, ducks out of fondant and they take to long to dry some over 2 weeks, then i started 1/2 and 1/2 gumpaste
 
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