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Help! Fondant Deco looks glossy

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Hi there, I made a fondant decoration piece last night, but I didn't know about the "no refrigeration" rule. I put the decoration piece in an airtight container and placed it in the fridge.
This morning I took it out to check and noticed that after a while, it looks GLOSSY.

How can I fix this? (without redoing the decoration all over again)

Thanks a bunch!!!
post #2 of 28
Leave it uncovered, at room temp. It should dry out again. Do NOT touch it! icon_smile.gif
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post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
I took it out for about 10 minutes, but it looked like it was gonna melt.
Are you sure it will dry out without me having to remold it?
post #4 of 28
Depending on how much moisture there is, it could take a few hours to dry. It's important not to touch it though.
post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
I just took it out again, and am praying it will dry out soon.
will it melt out so I have to adjust the shape of the figurine though?

Thanks!!
post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 
some of the black parts are melting onto the green. is that supposed to happen?
post #7 of 28
No, it shouldn't be bleeding. That's probably because of the condensation. Is your room warm?
post #8 of 28
If you haven't handled it, it shouldn't lose it's shape, but I'm concerned about the bleeding color.
post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 
a little bit warm (I live in the Tropics), but I have turned on the fan to cool down the temperature. so what do I do now? put it in an air conditioned room?

Do you recommend that I take the figurine apart and remodel it?
post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 
Nope, I did not handle it, but it's sitting in a container, with the lid opened.
Only the Black is bleeding though, the rest of the colors are fine.
post #11 of 28
I wouldn't handle it. If you have an air conditioned room, you could move it in there. You could also aim the fan just above the figurine...not so it directly hits it. I'm jealous by the way that you live in the tropics. It's -6 degrees where I live.
post #12 of 28
Black is bad for bleeding. I use either Americolor or Crystal Colors because they don't bleed, but I'm not sure even they would handle the change in temp from fridge to warm air. Is there a lot of black and is the bleeding noticeable? Like, if it dried exactly the way it looks now and didn't bleed any more is it noticeable?
post #13 of 28
Thread Starter 
The fan is not directly over it, but just slightly above it.

I'm gonna move it to the air conditioned room soon. But what about the bleeding? I'll need to redo that part?

When does winter end?
post #14 of 28
You'll probably have to redo the part that the black bled onto. Hate to say it, but that's probably what you'll need to do. Your fan placement should be ok. When I've had this problem, I've had to force myself to walk away from it and not think about it because I kept wanting to check it and it really did take awhile for it to dry. But, if you think you'll need to redo part of it, it will be a cleaner cut if you can separate the parts you need to redo while it is soft. Once it hardens, it won't separate as cleanly.

Winter will end sometime in March, but it won't all be this cold. We just have an extra cold snap right now.
post #15 of 28
Thread Starter 
I'm using Wilton fondant.
The Black is only for the EYES and eyelashes, but the fact that it bleeds make the face not nice anymore.

It's in the air-conditioned room now, without a fan. I left it in the same container with the cover slightly covering it.
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