Fondant for modelling
In this post I would like to tell you if it is possible to use fondant for modelling. There are many varieties of sugar paste: fondant, modelling paste, flower paste … and also, many brands. If you have just arrived in this sweet world, you may have many doubts.
Today I would like to talk to you about the possibilities of fondant when modelling. As always, I recommend you try different brands and decide which one works best for you. Only time and experimentation will give you the answer.
Fondant for modelling
Generally, fondant has been used to cover cakes and for modelling. Over time, other variants such as modelling or flower pastes have appeared. So, can’t fondant be used for modelling?
Yes, of course.
These pastes have a greater consistency and dry faster, so the shapes are less deformed.
Fondant, on the other hand, is more elastic and takes longer to dry, so it is easier for the pieces to deform.
Here are some tips so that you can work with it:
Delicacy: it is important to work with great delicacy in order not to damage the pieces easily. That is, do not squeeze or press.
- Patience and time: I recommend you be very patient, since the fondant requires a longer time to dry. Make the parts of a figure, and let them dry until they are firm. If you don’t let them rest, they will deform because of the weight.
- Advance: another point to consider. If you need a figure to be ready for a specific day, start working much earlier. This will avoid rushing and joining parts that are not dry yet .
CMC: we can add a little of this product to the fondant to make it harden and dry sooner, so that we do not have to worry about the pieces becoming deformed. This is one similar to mine.
- Fan: we can use a fan to speed up drying. More air directly on the fondant will make it dry faster. Here you can learn some tips about how to dry fondant toppers.
If you take all these elements into account, it is possible to use fondant for modelling. It will simply affect you in timing and finish.
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