Elephant Skin, Too Dry Or Too Wet, Help Please?

Decorating By caincakemaker Updated 29 May 2009 , 2:50pm by caincakemaker

caincakemaker Posted 29 May 2009 , 6:51am
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I think it seems obvious but I can't figure out what I need to add to my fondant to get the elephant skin problem to cease!

It is a dark green so I had to knead a lot of color into it which I am sure is part of the problem (as this has happened before with colored fondant) but what do I do next? Help please!

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peg818 Posted 29 May 2009 , 11:12am
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If you lightly coat a piece of heavy plastic with crisco, then roll out on that flipping the fondant over on to the cake, you should pretty much eliminate that skin your getting.

HamSquad Posted 29 May 2009 , 11:22am
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Ditto! Or you may want to knead a little shortening in the fondant, that works for me. hth

Loucinda Posted 29 May 2009 , 11:48am
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I think you need to knead your fondant some more, warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds - grease your hands and area where you are going to knead and have at it. I'm pretty sure that will fix it.

caincakemaker Posted 29 May 2009 , 2:50pm
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Thanks, I will give those tips a try!

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