I made a cake the other day, just to try out the fondant and the cutters I have (I have circle, star, daisy and leaf). I am using Michele Fosters fondant.
The thing is, when I try to pick up the shape after cutting it out...it stretches all out of shape!
So my question is...how to I get it to keep its shape better? do I need to add more powdered icing? or just let them dry a bit before picking them up?
Any help would be great, I am making my son's cake for tomorrow!!!
Make sure you have plenty of sugar or corn starch down (or your surface is well-greased with shortening), also don't roll the cut-outs too thin. Use a small spatula to help lift it up so you're not distorting the edge while lifting. If your fondant is too soft, work some more powdered sugar into it or even a little CMC/Tylose to help firm it up if it's very soft (I've never made that particular recipe, so I don't know the consistency).
knead some powdered tylose into the fondant. roll it out and let that set up a bit, cut out, and then you can place them without them distorting.