Months! Just make sure to let it completely dry & then store it in an air-tight container.
Yes, just make sure you allow the horn & ears to dry for a minimum of 30 mins before painting on the gold paint. Also, the fondant horn will be fragile since the fondant is still soft inside, so the fondant may likely slide down the skewer! If it does, keep the horn flat on the surface, & first paint the top half. Allow it to dry, then turn it over & paint other half.
Roll it out once, lift & turn, then repeat. You can also sprinkle a bit of icing sugar onto your hands & surface to reduce stickiness.
Let it sit for a few minutes & it’ll become firmer & workable. You can also sprinkle a bit of icing sugar onto your hands & surface to reduce stickiness.
Not at all, you can use yellow fondant & even black – some say that black fondant makes the gold pop out even more.
You want to allow the fondant to firm up a bit & the water to evaporate.
It reduces the appearance of a flat bottom whilst you lay your horn down on the surface.
Add a sprinkle of Tylose powder / CMC to your fondant & knead it in. The Tylose/ CMC will make your fondant dry up faster so you also have to work quicker. You can find Tylose powder from specialised cake decorating stores.
Either wrapped up in cling wrap and/or place in a zipped-lock bag. This prevents your fondant from drying out too quickly.
It’s a cake decorating solution that is made up of 1% concentrated rose essence & the rest of it is 90% alcohol.
You can mix it with luster, shimmer or petal powders to create a paint & once its painted on, the alcohol will quickly evaporate leaving the colour remaining.
You won’t need too much, add a few drops at a time & mix. Add more until it forms a paint like consistency.
If you add too much, you’ll find the paint is more opaque. Let it sit for a few mins for the alcohol to evaporate & then use. Alternatively, use it anyway & then after the first coat dries, paint on a second coat.
You probably added a bit too much of the rose spirits. Don’t worry, let it sit for a few mins for the alcohol to evaporate & then use. Alternatively, use it anyway & then after the first coat of paint dries, paint on a second coat.
You can use any liquid with a very high alcohol content essentially. Examples include lemon essence & almond essence. Just make sure to check the ingredients!
Alternatively, it is possible to use plain water, but it will take a much longer time to dry & the end result will not be as vibrant.
Don’t worry, that’s normal – run your finger over it to smooth it out.
Totally! Let the alcohol dry up completely, then scrap the dry powder & place in an air-tight container. To use, re-hydrate with more rose essence.
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