Calling All Fondant Lovers/fondant Experts

Decorating By charliecakes Updated 21 Jun 2009 , 10:30pm by charliecakes

charliecakes Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 12:40am
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those of you with a lot of fondant experience, do you add something to your fondant besides a lot of kneading before you put your fondant on your cake to keep it pliable. I've been to lots of weddings and seen a lot of cakes and the fondant is somewhat hard on the cake. If you knock on it it sounds hard. Is there a secret?

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Texas_Rose Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 12:45am
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The outside of the fondant will seem a little tough, but the buttercream underneath keeps the fondant soft enough to cut easily. I use marshmallow fondant and have never had it get too tough to cut easily.

hazelnutty Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 10:38am
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No secret; fondant goes hard when it dries. So if you covered a cake with fondant, in 4 days time, it will be hard. In 2 weeks time it will be even harder.

charliecakes Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 10:30pm
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Thanks for replying ladies. I thought it was just me. Okay. now i know it does crust over a little on the outside. thanks

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