17 October 2013

How to dry fondant quickly!

It is a problem we all have some or other time when working with fondant. You have a last minute cake or you live in a place with high humidity or you just can't seem to get your fondant figurines to dry quick enough. What do you do? How do you dry your fondant figurines quickly?

Well search no more, here is my tips.

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Five ways how to dry fondant quickly


1. Mix some CMC Powder with your store bought or homemade fondant. I usually do not mix the CMC Powder into the whole batch of fondant because it can dry very fast and leave you with dry, crumbly fondant. I dip the piece of fondant that I am working with into a bit of CMC Powder and mix it through well. The more CMC you use the harder it will be. I suggest using only a tiny bit.
There are many different brands out there!






2. I use a hairdryer! Yes I know it sounds crazy but it really works. Put the hair dryer on the lowest heat setting. Hold it about 12 inches (30cm) away from the figurine that you are drying and moving the hair dryer side to side over the figure. I do it for 3 minutes and then let it rest for 3 minutes, I do it about 3 times and it will dry nicely! You can repeat if needed. There are many different brands out there!






3. You can mix some Tylose Powder with your store bought or homemade fondant. I basically use it the same way as I would use the CMC Powder. I don't really see much of a difference.
I usually do not mix the Tylose Powder into the whole batch of fondant because it can dry very fast and leave you with dry, crumbly fondant. I dip the piece of fondant that I am working with into a bit of Tylose Powder and mix it through well. The more Tylose you use the harder it will be. I suggest using only a tiny bit.




4. You can put your fondant figurine in the oven to dry it faster. Yes the oven, but please do not put the heat on! You only need the oven light on. You can put it in the oven with only the oven light on overnight. I have also heard that if you have a convectional oven you can put it in the oven with only the fan on. I have not tried this method so I am not sure if it does work!






5. Use an old fashioned reading lamp to quickly dry your fondant. Put the light on and place figurines under the lamp. The light will dry it out.




Honestly if you are desperate you would try them all together, but one or two of these methods will usually do the trick. I almost always use CMC or Tylose Powder and then on of the other methods.

These methods work very well when you have to deal with high humidity!

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