Why Is My Fondant Ripping??????????

Decorating By EricaFitz Updated 5 Apr 2009 , 1:11am by EricaFitz

EricaFitz Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 7:32pm
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Hi! Thanks for looking at my post - Its my first time. Can someone please tell me why my fondant keeps ripping every time I drap it over my square cake. I am getting a little frustrated ! (GRRRRR!) Thanks sooooo much!

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Caths_Cakes Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 7:36pm
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im thinking your fondant Is too thin or dry so its tearing, could this be your problem? if its too thin it will just keep ripping.

plus try not to have to much over hang, as the weight will pull the rest of fondant down and tear it too x

tonedna Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 7:41pm
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Make sure to refrigerate your cake so the buttercreams hardens. Make sure your fondant is not to dry. Massage some crisco in your hands and massage some in your fondant..
Move fast, the slower you work, the more it dries .
When you place it, make sure to press your corners first, those are the fastest breaking points in square cakes.
Practice and patience will take care of the rest..
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leah_s Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 7:43pm
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Your fondant should be about 1/4" thick. Especially for your first time with it.

EricaFitz Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 8:08pm
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Thanks soo much! Wish me luck!
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tonedna Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 8:37pm
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Good luck!
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EricaFitz Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 1:11am
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Hi! I just wanted to say thanks again! It worked out in the end - i had to go out and buy new fondant though. The girl LOVED here cake. It is so great to be able to get help when you need it!!! I will remember all of your tips for next time...

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