My Fondant Keeps Cracking And Breaking.

Decorating By lindseyelaine Updated 15 Jun 2008 , 7:24pm by JoAnnB

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lindseyelaine Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 4:00am
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I'm so clueless. I'm trying to make a cake for my dad for fathers day and all the fondant attachments keep cracking or breaking. How do I solve this problem??? And also..what's the best way to adhere the fondant pieces to one another? icon_sad.gif

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JoAnnB Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 4:39am
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the fondant is probably too dry. You can knead in a small amount of shortening into a ball of fondant to add moisture.

sticking pieces together just takes a tiny bit of water. You can also use a bit of royal, if you have it already.

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Texas_Rose Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 4:51am
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Adding a little bit of glucose to the fondant would help too, if you have any.

You can stick fondant together with a little bit of meringue powder dissolved in water, or some egg white if the piece isn't going to be eaten.

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lindseyelaine Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 4:56am
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but the cake calls for dried fondant pieces. Will the glucose/ shortening help to prevent the cracking when it dries as well?

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JoAnnB Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 7:24pm
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yes, Don't add a lot of either shortening or glucose. just put some on your fingers and knead the fondant. you will feel it become a bit softer and more pliable. The pieces will still dry.

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