i made my first cake ever last week. the first day i was working with the fondant it was all good, but then when i went back the second day, it was really sticky and soft. it sticks to my counter when i roll it out. i had to colour it when i was using it, as i only had it in white and needed other colours, could that have been the problem? because i was playing with it too much to blend the colour in?
i need to do another cake tomorrow, and i dont want to run into the same problem.
any ideas why its so soft? or why its sticking to my darn counter? or what to do about it?
Add more icing sugar and keep kneading!!
Also grease your surface with a littl shortning.
Yep what kiddiecakes said just keep adding in the sugar also put some underneath the fondant as your working lift up a side and sprinkle some more if it sticks then left the other side and reapply the sugar. Just a little at a time if you get too much the fondant will look like elephant skin, but if it's sticking that means it's too wet. Moisture and fondant aren't friends I know from two days ago doing a cake in fondant in the humidity.
thanks so much guys!! i'll try the icing sugar tonight!!
If the icing sugar doesn't work out, try cornstarch.