How To Make Fondant Harder It Is Too Soft To Even Roll? Help

Decorating By drgrl21 Updated 27 Jul 2008 , 9:39pm by tytyrita

drgrl21 Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 4:41pm
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how do I make my fondant harder, I can't even roll it.It's so soft it breaks if I try to roll. What can I add to it. IT was pre bought. Help. Cake due in one hour and I still gotta cover a second cake in fondant all in one hour. Wish me luck. What to do. oh Oh Oh

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Texas_Rose Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 5:01pm
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I think you might have to give up on the fondant for now. It doesn't sound like it's the right texture. The first time I ever tried to cover a cake in fondant, it didn't work at all and I ended up having to do buttercream instead. The next time I did the cake a day in advance in case I had trouble.

margiebirds Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 5:15pm
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I would knead some powdered sugar into the fondant.

Tona Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 6:19pm
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I would also knead powered sugar into the fondant until it was easier to work with.

SharonK1973 Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 6:33pm
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I agree with the powdered sugar and mabe a little cornstarch.If you wind up with it getting too hard, then zap it in the microwave for 10 sec. intervals until it is soft enough to roll and'or add some drops of water until it is the texture you want it. Maybe even some shortening. So don't be too scared to add too much sugar.

sugarshack Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 7:15pm
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and some powdered tylose if you have some.

sugarshack Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 7:15pm
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and some powdered tylose if you have some.

milissasmom Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 7:27pm
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cornstarch or powdered sugar will firm it up

KoryAK Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 7:49pm
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What kind of fondant did you buy that its not workable??

CoutureCakeCreations Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 8:35pm
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just knead in some powdered sugar.

tytyrita Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 9:39pm
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Like everyone has said add some icing sugar, i don't know about cornstarch tho, but icing sugar shld firm it up enuff to roll, and if it gets too hard knead in a little trex( crisco, to you i think).
I hope it work, i love working with fondant, buttercream i run away from as i never get the smoothness i get wit fondant.. different stokes for different folks uh!.. all the best

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