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    Quote Originally Posted by le cupcake View Post
    I've found making fondant ahead of time gives me better results too. I also like to make all my toppers ahead of time just in case I mess up.
    How far in advance do you (or can I) make toppers and how should I store them?

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    If I want a cake decorated for Saturday, I usually bake on Thursday. Let it cool completely and then wrap it up.
    Do you use this same time line for cupcakes as well? How far in advance can I bake and ice?




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    i just made some for the first time today! im going to play with it and see what i can do!

    i didnt want to make a big batch of one colour. can i just add some to it while i go?

    and do i need a speical roller? or can i just use a glass or something like that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3littlepiggies View Post
    i just made some for the first time today! im going to play with it and see what i can do!

    i didnt want to make a big batch of one colour. can i just add some to it while i go?

    and do i need a speical roller? or can i just use a glass or something like that??

    thanks
    I divide up the fondant and colour the different pieces different colours with paste food colouring. I use a large plastic rolling pin to roll out fondant. I sprinkle the counter with cornstarch to prevent the fondant from sticking to the counter. Some people prefer to use icing sugar but I think it's stickier and you don't taste the cornstarch. You brush off any excess any ways.

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    I have used a regular rolling pin and a plastic playdoh ( ) rolling pin. Both work fine. I just put some icing sugar on it to prevent sticking.

    I find that fondant is much easier to handle after it's been refrigerated (even for half an hour) and brought back to room temp.

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    im going to make little mario heads for Bens cupcakes im making for his birthday for his class!

    But im going to make him a big mario for his birthday (family thing next wed) so i need to start to play with it now!
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    oh it doesn't need to be in there long. Just 30mins. I find it really helps and makes it much less sticky and much more playdoh like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oneomama View Post
    How far in advance do you (or can I) make toppers and how should I store them?

    A long time. I wanted to see how long they last so I made some duplicates once and put them up on a shelf. 1 year later, they still looked the same. I don't know if I would eat them but they looked great! I keep them on a tray covered with paper towel.

    Do you use this same time line for cupcakes as well? How far in advance can I bake and ice?

    I usually bake the day before and ice the day of. Or, I freeze and then thaw the morning of.
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    I just found this cake online, and I'd love to do a version for DDs birthday. Do you think the animals are just totally fondant? What is the green behind the piped leaves?





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    I'd think the animals would be all fondant. If they aren't they are perfectly capable of being. No need to make it harder than you have to.

    As for the green I don't know what you mean?
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    do you mean the lighter green? it could be painted on???
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3littlepiggies View Post
    do you mean the lighter green? it could be painted on???
    Yes, maybe it is paint. (Actually. maybe it is cake marker--I have those!!)

    As for the green, I was looking at the green up the sides of the top tier--kind of like vines.

    Better get out my play doh and start practicing!
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    The animals could be made out of fondant, gumpaste or a mix of both. The green looks like it has been painted on.

    Good luck on the cake! Look forward to seeing how your cake turns out!
    Seeing life through the eyes of a toddler is....AMAZING! Enjoy them while you can!

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