Fondant Daisy Question

Decorating By MeliaJ Updated 31 Dec 2008 , 7:17pm by sweettoothmom1

MeliaJ Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 3:42pm
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This may be a silly question, I'm new to decorating still.... But, I was making fondant daisies for a cake the other day and when i used the vein/ball tool to create the creases in the petals, most of them where tearing. I'm thinking maybe I didnt use enough gum paste with the fondant or they were too thin?

Any advice would be great! I'm going to be making TONS for a bridal shower.


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DianeLM Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 3:47pm
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Two likely possibilities:

1. You're rolling your fondant too thin to begin with.

2. You're pressing too hard with the tool.

Are you working on a celpad or other sponge-like surface? If not, a foam placemat will work in a pinch.

Hope this helps!

MeliaJ Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 4:03pm
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How much gumpaste should i be using with the fondant?

I am using the little thin pink foam square that came with the student fondant kit? Should I get a thicker one?

DianeLM Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 6:32pm
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Done correctly, you don't need any gumpaste. I make straight fondant daisies all the time.

That crappy piece of foam is too flimsy and thin. You need something with more resistance like a plastic coated foam placemat, gardening kneeling pads, etc.

sweettoothmom1 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 7:17pm
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put the thin pink foam on top of the pink sponge u got with the kit. it'll provide a little more 'give' for shaping.

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