Does anyone know how to fix a flaw in fondant once you have put it on the cake? Such as a crack or fingerprint. My instructor told me that there is no way to fix it. To just cover it with a decoration.
Your easiest way is with a decoration. However, if you have a crack you can use royal icing to fill it in...just fill along the crack and wipe away excess. As for a fingerprint...all you should have to do is use the fondant smoother over that and it should go away...that shouldn't be a problem...
If you give us a little more information, maybe we can help a bit more... Sometimes you can work out some minor imperfections by gently rubbing a little shortening on the area. Just pay attention to what you are doing. Huge flaws...nope...not much you can do... Let us know.
I use a little shortening and rub it out. If small it works well. Don't believe me, check out my cakes.
Then if there is a big crack then I pick the fondant up and re-roll it as long as the frosting underneath is not chocolate. LOL
Yep, I do RI or crisco to fill in the cracks or tiny bubbles you get. I would also recommend Sugar Shacks's "Flaless Fondant" video, it helps A LOT!!
Thanks everyone for the quick replies. I will have to try the crisco trick if I get another crack. Yeah, I was thinking of purchasing that Flawless Fondant video.
I recommend all of Sugarshack's (Sharon) DVD's. They have helped me immensely!