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post #1 of 37
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turned off of course. Make sure when you rush home from work and try to get dinner started, you don't preheat the oven without looking in it first!!

YEP!! Take a guess what happened to all my fondant figures I made!! MELTED!!

So if you do dry your fondant figures in the oven, make sure to put a note on the oven door for yourself so you don't end up with my disaster!
post #2 of 37
Yep. Been there, done that. I stay clear of the oven now, just don't trust myself.
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post #3 of 37
how do you dry them... just store them in the oven.... thats cool never thought of them... ususally i put them on my kitchen counter, where the ac vent hits and dry them that way... so can someone tell me how to do it... just store them or actually dry them... share
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Originally Posted by pinklesley1

how do you dry them... just store them in the oven.... thats cool never thought of them... ususally i put them on my kitchen counter, where the ac vent hits and dry them that way... so can someone tell me how to do it... just store them or actually dry them... share



Put your pieces in the oven with the light on - no temp, just the light. It will heat enough to dry out the fondant / gumpaste quickly. HTH
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post #5 of 37
cool.... im soo going 2 try that
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post #6 of 37
... and add some Fixodent to your fondant... it really made my figures harden faster and better... without it, my fondant was way too moist with all the humidity. I do open the oven and turn my fondant pieces periodically, to make sure they will not stick and break when I try to remove them.
post #7 of 37
does this have to be an oven w/ a pilot, or just a light?
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post #8 of 37
i like the fixodent idea, but i pride myself on making
EVERYTHING
edible... and i dont think that you could eat it, if it has fixodent... and kids (i learned) eat EVERYTHING...
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post #9 of 37
Remember that Fixodent is used in the mouth area. It stays in the mouth for hours and hours in those who use it. I use it for my fondant pieces (characters, etc. NOT the fondant icing) because they need stability. It gives a very slight minty taste to the fondant, but I have never had anyone eat my figures. They take them home as souvenirs of the cake... a couple of my clients told me that their kids ate a bow I made and thought it tasted great! Who knows what people like? I told her when I delivered the cake that there was Fixodent in the bows to make the bows stiff and she said she had no problem with it.
post #10 of 37
how much do u use
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post #11 of 37
Pinklesley1, I use about 2 Tablespoons to half of my recipe (Michele Foster's recipe)... if it feels too sticky, I put in more (make sure you use the powder form... not the paste!). You can tell the feel after you knead it in the fondant. I got a bottle of it at the drug store for $3.77.
post #12 of 37
I have an electric oven and I just turn the temp as low as it will go and put my pieces in for about 1/2 hour. Then I take them and let them cool completely and they dry hard. I place them on cornstarch dusted cardboard before they go in. I also have a dehydrator but I only use when I havent procrastinated...."It still has that new car smell" icon_biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 37
the main ingredient that is in Fixodent or Ploygrip that will harden is Carboxy Methyl Cellulose or CMC.

It is an ingredient that is comonly in things like toothpaste and cosmetics.

It might have a slight laxitive effect if too much is eaten. (it's used in some diet pills)

I use CMC powder that I buy in bulk for my gumpaste recipe and my GP dries like beautiful porceline. I only use a very tiny bit in a GP recipe but I don't know how mush is in the fixodent.

I would use a tsp or less in a handful of fondant, see how that goes, maybe even start with half a tsp.

here is some more info about it

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wholebody/ingredients/carboxymethyl.html
post #14 of 37
I am new to the forums here and I can't believe how much I have learned in such a short time. I wish I had paid attention earlier.

THANK U for all the info.
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post #15 of 37
thank you luttie and leannew
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