Originally Posted by kika
I tried making my fondant bows, and thought everything was turning out great, until 24 hrs. later when i tried getting them off the broom and they all crumbled to the ground!! i dont know whats wrong or what to do!!! does anyone have any advice? please i really need to make this bow
It may be that they were not all the way dried.
When they fell apart, did you notice that they seemed slightly pliable, but just cracked and broke? If that's the case, let them dry even longer, because they aren't quite dry enough.
This often happens in more humid areas.HERE ARE SOME TIPS:
To dry, you can place the formed Gum paste piece on waxed paper and turn it carefully once a day to ensure even drying.But, don't put Gum paste in an low temperature oven to dry!
While placing pieces near a heat source, such as an oven light, may hasten drying, the oven itself will not work.
You can also place pieces in front of a fan, especially if it is humid outside. To speed drying, you can lay it on pieces of Styrofoam which allows air to circulate on both sides. (Sprinkle your foam square with cornstarch and work it in with your fingers. Then, lay the shape on the foam).