Ok, bought black satin ice (Because it's so difficult to make the blk. fondant and easier as well ) Once it was placed on the cake, IT CRACKED!!!! Dried out look. This is not the first time either. Has anyone had this problem? Please help!!!
it sounds like it may have been rolled too thin. It can dry out.
Also, did you roll it on something that caused it to dry out? I use a plastic sheet, sometimes wth a bit of shortening on it.
I have started rolling my Satin Ice out with shortening instead of powdered sugar. It works sooo much better!
I agree the shortening helps it from drying out.
I have found that when I'm working with Satin Ice, if I knead in some shortening, it is easier to work with and won't dry out as much even if i use powdered sugar to roll it on. I've tried to roll it out on shortening and it works really well except when I'm trying to roll the fondant out to a large diameter. I can get it to a certain size but then it just doesn't seem to get any bigger. I don't know, maybe it's me, but when rolling out to a large size, adding shortening and rolling out on powdered sugar seems to work well for me.
I use shortening to roll it on as well. I also grease my hands up real well with shortening when I knead it, it incorporates shortening into the fondant.