Fondant Coming Out Dry From Extruder

Decorating By mellormom Updated 21 Nov 2008 , 4:20pm by momma28

mellormom Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 3:35pm
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I have the makins one and every time I use it the fondant comes out dry and has cracks along the sides. I use MMF if that helps. The fondant is moist when I put it in the extruder it's just when it comes out.
Thanks for any suggestions!

5 replies
leah_s Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 4:20pm
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You have to mix in a good bit of veg shortening to run any type of fondant thru an extruder.

tracycakes Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 4:26pm
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I agree with Leahs. I seriously coat the inside of the extruder and the disc really well with shortening or it dries coming out. It also makes it much easier to extrude.

mellormom Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 4:36pm
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Thanks guys! I will try that!

Cakepro Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 3:55am
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Um, no, not all extruders require shortening to be added to the fondant.

I exclusively use a Makin's Professional Extruder and the only time I have to add a little shortening to the fondant is when my 50/50 fondant/gumpaste blend or tylose/fondant blend has gotten a little dry.

97% of the time, it comes out beautifully without adding shortening. I use Satin Ice fondant.


momma28 Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:20pm
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i knead in shortening to the fondant and put shortening on the surfaces of the extruder. Especially for thin discs like for guitar strings it needs a good amount of shortening in the fondant itself.

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