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asked August 20th 2012

Homemade modelling paste

Hi..I have made my own modelling paste with fondant and tylose. I made a plaque which I has dried out over a few days and is now solid. If I stand it upright on the cake can it go soft again and bend..especially in this heat? It is in a cool room at the moment

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Hi..I have made my own modelling paste with fondant and tylose. I made a plaque which I has dried out over a few days and is now solid. If I stand it upright on the cake can it go soft again and bend..especially in this heat? It is in a cool room at the moment

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It should be okay as long its the air is not moist, especially if it’s completely dry already. Do you know how long it will be between the cake being collected and being cut?

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My customer iS taking it out of town as a surprise for someone..so 2 days

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Hi Gucci906

On a fondant covered cake I can’t see why your plaque would start to bend. Models made of gum paste are ok on cakes so I would have thought that would apply to plaques as well. From my own experience, I’ve never had a problem with gum paste decorations softening. How will you be attaching it? I usually make plaques by adding gum tragacanth to fondant, it does appear to make a stronger product, although I use tylose for smaller models and cut out flowers.