Fondant Embellishments

As Mily said, you can attach molded fondant pieces either way. When I don't want to mess up the shape of something by handling it and attaching it to the cookie, I'll wait for it to fully dry. BUT, if I need the piece to conform/fit to the cookie, I always apply the piece soft. I agree with Mily - I think modeling chocolate tastes better though. Also, different brands/types of fondant dry very differently. Those with a lot of tylose powder in them behave more like gumpaste and dry very fast to a rigid state (like, Satin Ice); others can be much softer (and are far better for wrapping cakes than Satin Ice) and almost never fully dry. Just something of which to be aware.

Just like the other comments say, it depends on what you want to do with the embellishment and also what shape it is. Flat/thin fondant easily breaks if you apply it to a surface not 100% even, or doesn't lie down smoothly. 3-D figurines will remain kind of soft for several days at the bottom, whereas they are dry on the surface. I would always apply tiny embellishments undried, and let larger ones set for a day or so.

 

About if people eat them - I'd give a definite no. From my picture cake times I can say that 95% of the fondant I used was either peeled off the cake and thrown away, or kept as a memory of the cake. I have heard rumors about people who actually like the taste of fondant, but I have never met one in person

I am also trying to experiment with molds and attaching to cookies. I tried royal icing in the molds no luck? I am not a fan of fondant EVER. I used the wilton melts and those look good, BUT Melt so FAST if touched? What else are people using? Has to be a simpler way?  I have purchased quite a few, and really love these molds BUT? Confused about what will look best and is actually edible? Oh yes and easier than many of the other options? Thank you

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