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.
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!
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?
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.
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.