At this point, your fondant can be used for melting and pouring. If you want to make flavored fondant candies, it is best to “ripen” your fondant for at least 12 hours to obtain the best flavor and texture. To ripen the fondant, place it in an airtight plastic container, press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the fondant, and seal the lid on tightly. Ripen the fondant at room temperature, or if it is hot, in the refrigerator. After ripening, the fondant can be flavored, rolled, and shaped in whatever manner you wish.
If you need to use the fondant immediately, flatten it and place it on a baking sheet in a warm oven very briefly, just until the baking sheet feels warm. Knead the fondant and spread it out again and warm it briefly. Repeat until the fondant is warmed through and soft, but still holds its shape. You can now continue on to coloring and flavoring your fondant.