Fondant Keeps Breaking - What Am I Doing Wrong?

Decorating By Sharon7 Updated 23 Jun 2008 , 5:42pm by wgoat5

Sharon7 Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 4:10pm
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I have made a football helmet cake twice and everytime I make the face guard out of fondant it breaks. I even let it set up for about a week. What am I doing wrong? Should I be using gumpaste instead?

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DianeLM Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 4:54pm
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Yes, you should be using gumpaste. Or fondant with a good bit of tylose mixed in. Or, gumpaste with a little fondant mixed in to extend its workability time. Good luck!

awolf24 Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 5:14pm
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Yes, just as DiameLM suggested, try gumpaste or 50/50 (50% fondant, 50% gumpaste) or fondant w/ tylose. They dry stronger and harder than 100% fondant.

Sharon7 Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 5:39pm
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Thank you so much. Is gum paste edible? I have read in some places that it is not and others that it is.

wgoat5 Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 5:42pm
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it's edible but dries rock hard...

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