Please help! I'm trying to cover my cake with fondant..but..everytime i try to pick it up(after rolling it out) it falls apart! Is there something i can add to make it more elastic?
I've made LaWandas white chcolate fondant. Would i have better luck with MMF?
You can try to add just a small amount of shortening to the fondant for some stretch. Also try using your rolling pin, or a piece of PVC pipe , lay it in the middle of your fondant piece, fold the top over the pipe grasp the fondant on each side,so it doesn't slide off, then lift and line it up to one edge of your cake and lay as usual. Hope that helps some!
I would use some shortening as well. I would also roll it back up & microwave it for 10-15 seconds then roll it out & try it again. This seems to aways help me.
If you don't have glycerine, you can substitute corn syrup to give it great plaibility. Knead in about 1 tablespoon.
ok..i tried all the above and it's still falling apart! Grr....i'm going to try MMF and see waht happens!
You know I don't know what your time line is , but I recently used candy clay (white choc disk and Karo syrup) It was really just fantastic! It was so much more forgiving than regular fondant. You might consider it?
Ive never tried Lawandas recipe but you should definetly try Michele's recipe that is on here. It never fails for me! You do have to have glycerine though and if its humid I would add a teaspoon of gum trag to it also. But it wont fall apart like you said! And Ive made it loads of times and never had a problem with it!