Fondant Help Please!

Decorating By elipsis Updated 21 Jan 2009 , 3:31pm by elipsis

elipsis Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 1:42pm
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I have some fondant that I'm playing with on a dummy.
I read somewhere to wet the dummy. In doing this I think I damaged the fondant?!
Now when I kneed it, it rips.
Did I ruin it?
I live in a very dry climate so I've never used powder sugar when rolling it only crisco.... any help would be appreciated.
Happy Baking!
Thank you all!

4 replies
tonicake Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 2:11pm
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In this case, I'd add some powder sugar or a little corn starch just to take the "sticky" out. Try spraying your cake dummy with Pam instead of water.

Good Luck!


elipsis Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 2:19pm
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It isn't sticky at all, it is more like a brake down and riping in spots as I kneed it?! (I hope that is explained correctly)?

sparklepopz Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 2:21pm
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Well, try adding some powdered sugar or cornstarch to it to see if you can restore it. If not, chunk it and start over.

You only need to give a very light misting of water to your cake dummy. I actually use piping gel thinned with a little bit of water and just brush piping gel on the sides of the dummy. Gravity will hold it down on the top.

elipsis Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 3:31pm
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Thank you soooo much you all are the best! thumbs_up.gif

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