How Do I Prevent Elephant Skin..

Decorating By doreen1092 Updated 21 Oct 2007 , 7:14pm by doreen1092

doreen1092 Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 6:56pm
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I KEEP GETTING ELEPHANT SKIN ( I USE SATIN ICE) SHOULD I ADD A LITTLE CRISCO TO IT. OR DOES IT HAPPEN FROM TOO MUCH KNEADING ?? HELP icon_cry.gif

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peg818 Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 7:10pm
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I have had this happen before too. One thing i found i was doing was covering the cake in the breeze from the window. What helps with the skin problem is rolling your fondant out on a matt, just lightly grease your matt, then roll to the needed diameter, then flip the matt fondant and all over your cake, peal the matt off and you will have the nice moist side of the fondant facing up. A little crisco can help to smooth fine lines out too.

MiaT Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 7:02pm
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If you knead it too long, it will start to dry slightly on the surface, and then slightly crackle as you stretch it on the cake. A little crisco should help, but don't overdo it or you'll make it too soft and you'll have other grief icon_confused.gif

doreen1092 Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 7:14pm
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THANK-YOU LADIES I WILL TRY THOSE IDEAS!!

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