I have a 3 tier wedding cake to deliver today. Chocolate cake w/ chocolate fondant. I used the Satin ice Dark Chocolate Fondant as I've never made chocolate fondant before. I rolled out all of my fondant with powdered sugar/cornstarch mixture just as I always do, and it looks horrible! What should be beautiful dark chocolate finish looks dry and dusty. What do I do? I thought about trying to smooth a little shortening over it, but not sure if I will mess up the cake.
Please please any advice?!
Take a smooth little blob piece of the same fondant and rub it all over to clean it.
Then test on scraps--test by spraying or applying some alcohol on one scrap, use oil on one scrap and see if either is what you want.
Thanks! I'm going to try that now! This cake has been a real struggle. Also when I got up this morning, I had a blowout on one side of the top tier, must have had an airbubble under there and missed it. I pierced it with a pin and tried to smooth it back out, but now that side of the tier is wrinkled. I don't really have time to take it off and recover it, and I'm worried I'll only make it worse if I do. This cake is EXTREMELY minimal in design, which is the hardest thing to execute. Perfectly smooth surface, no designs or anything to cover any mistakes! It will only have a few fresh orchids arranged on it, so I'm thinking there will be an orchid going over the blowout!
Going to try the alcohol, etc. Any one else have any other suggestions for how to handle this? And also how to prevent it from happening again? Should you roll out chocolate fondant w/ shortening to keep this from happening?
I roll my fondamt out on a food safe plastic sheet.
No powders or oil needed.
What kind of "food safe plastic sheet"? I have an Ateco mat that is a lot like a silpat. I realize that nothing should stick to it, but I still put something on it when rolling fondant, because that's how I learned to do it!
It's a giant 30x30 silpat-y kind of big plastic thing. I just roll it out on there & turn it all over onto my cake and peel it off. Viola*. Umm, I got it from Geraldine Randlesome.
*I still like wa la better though. It's more American--more moi.
Im with k8memphis
I use heavy weight table plastic to roll mine witha light coat of shortening... but before the mat I cocoa powder instead of powdered sugar.
Hope all worked out.
give it a light rub down with crisco
that will fix it
will onyl stay shiny for a while ( a few hours)
I use either shortening, or airbrush it with just vodka.
Well here it is. I am not at all pleased with this cake. I had a horrible time with getting the fondant real smooth, and then it looked dry and the color was uneven. ugh. At least the flowers draw your eyes away from how horrible it looked.