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Can I make fondant people a bit at a time?

post #1 of 6
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Hi, I started making some fondant people but haven't yet stuck all the bits together.
Can I leave them overnight and stick them together tomorrow?
Should I keep them from drying out until they are finished? How?
Also, how long do they keep once they are made? The cake isn't needed for another week, but my first attempt is going so well I might use these figures if they are still OK.

Thanks, L
post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by louglou

Hi, I started making some fondant people but haven't yet stuck all the bits together.
Can I leave them overnight and stick them together tomorrow?
Should I keep them from drying out until they are finished? How?
Also, how long do they keep once they are made? The cake isn't needed for another week, but my first attempt is going so well I might use these figures if they are still OK.

Thanks, L



Yes you can leave them out overnight and stick them together tomorrow. You don't have keep them from drying out. You want them to dry. Once they're made, they'll last almost forever. I have some cali lilies I did almost 2 years ago, that are fine. Hard as a rock, but fine. If I have details like people etc., I always try to make them as far out as I can. Some of the penguins I did for a cake (in my gallery) I did about 3 weeks or so before the cake was due.

If you have pieces that will need to be "glued" together after they've dried, you might want to use fondant "glue" to attach them together.
post #3 of 6
Yes you can leave them or let them dry and you can use piping gel to stick together or "glue", which is a mixture of gumpaste and water.

They can keep for a long time, just as long you keep them somewhere, where they won't get dust or anything like that. you can put them in a container, not really sure how to store them for a long period of time, but from reading blogs and here on CC you can keep them for a long time.
post #4 of 6
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Thanks for the replies. I left them sealed up so they won't have dried as I had to go to bed (I'm in the UK). I'll finish them tonight and then let them dry out. Great to know that these ones will be OK for ages.
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by gmfcakes

Yes you can leave them or let them dry and you can use piping gel to stick together or "glue", which is a mixture of gumpaste and water.

They can keep for a long time, just as long you keep them somewhere, where they won't get dust or anything like that. you can put them in a container, not really sure how to store them for a long period of time, but from reading blogs and here on CC you can keep them for a long time.



Those replies are correct.....storage in in a cardboard box in a cool, dark place (some people use airtight containers but I have read where some say they tend to 'sweat' in airtight plastic).....cardboard allows them to breathe. Before storing, if they have been on a cake make sure you wipe the bottom clean and let them dry. They will last for ages.....rodents, ants etc should not get not them as they seal once they dry. Just be aware however that some colours do fade.....especially purple and I think pink too. Keeping them out of direct sunlight does help with fading but as far as I can tell you may still get some fading. The little bee on my profile pic I made in June for my little boys birthday....he is still really bright and vibrant....however he is sitting in my dark pantry where he has just ended since coming off the cake.

Good luck with it..... I am only relatively new to modelling......but I Love it.....is quite addictive icon_smile.gif
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Thanks CCers! This question just popped into my head, came on CC and here was my answers!
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