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Topic: Fondant won't harden
KTB 07/29/2009 10:09 PM
I'm doing my final cake for course 3 tomorrow night (well hopefully if hubby can get home from work on time - darn criminals!! ) and have been making my roses for the past few weeks. They won't harden though :( Even with the gum-tex mixed in I still have floppy rose petals.

They still look fine and will work for the cake but what else can I do? It is really humid here and has been for the past number of days but I wouldn't have thought they'd be so soft still. My Mom wondered if I could put them in a low oven to dry like you do a meringue? (I've never made a meringue before so she's have to show me haha)
gmoakes01 07/29/2009 10:12 PM
I don't know about a low oven but i tried to put some fondant decorations in a toaster oven not even thinking about the temp & sugar - ended up with puddles of burnt sugar.
KTB 07/29/2009 10:14 PM
Okay puddles of burnt sugar would be bad. Thanks for that tip gmoakes
mmumsie 07/29/2009 11:21 PM
Try setting the roses in your oven, with the light on. Sometimes that is enough heat to do the trick!
KTB 07/30/2009 7:15 AM
Thanks mmumsie. After I got offline my mom called me and said that she found that tip somewher online and that's just what I did. Worked like a charm
MonroeCakes 07/30/2009 8:14 AM
Why not try using royal icing for your roses next time?
MonroeCakes 07/30/2009 8:15 AM
Ooops, I thought you were trying to use bc not fondant. I have no idea, lol
KTB 07/30/2009 8:16 AM
MonroeCakes - in course 3 we're supposed to use fondant roases since we've been learning to make them Plus my RI and BC roses still suck - cannot get them to work for the life of me, must try bunny's kiss trick