How Do I Prevent My Fondant From Cracking?

Decorating By kerry1234 Updated 31 Dec 2008 , 3:51pm by kerry1234

kerry1234 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:13pm
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I was rolling out some green fondant for a cake and found it very hard to work with , was hard to nead. slightly dry and when on my cake had slight cracks

Any tips on how i can stop this from happening?


4 replies
leepat Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:33pm
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Knead some shortening into it and that should do the trick.

kakeladi Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 2:05pm
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Hello Kerry and welcome to 'our home' icon_smile.gif

leepat is needs a bit of shortening &/or egg white to soften it up. Go easy, just a bit at a time until it is about the consistency of chewed gumicon_smile.gif

kerry1234 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 2:06pm
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Thank you, i'll know for the next time

kerry1234 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 3:51pm
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Hi kakeladi thank you for your welcome.

Sounds silly but the left over fondant i put in the micowave for 10 sec (just to see )i warmed my hands and was so much better i gave it a good kneading and it rolled fine (as i havent got any shortening) As i live in the Channel Islands shortening seems very hard to get hold of so ill have to order by internet so i always have in stock. When i do get round to use it i shaljust add a tiny but at a time icon_biggrin.gif

Thank you

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