How Do Fondant?

Decorating By kamikaze_fish Updated 26 Jun 2009 , 5:28pm by Rylan

kamikaze_fish Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 3:52pm
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What techniques do you use for holes, elephant skin, cracks, etc. I've done quite a bit of searching on here and haven't really found anything on this.

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mandysue Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 4:04pm
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I haven't tried it myself, but our instructor took some fondant, added a little water, worked it until it became a paste, then used it like spackling on the tears in her fondant. Looked pretty good when she was done!

muddpuppy Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 9:14pm
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I've patched holes with a little r.i. but as for elephant skin I'm thinking the only fix is to take it off and start again...

kamikaze_fish Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 4:18am
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That's a great idea mandysue! I'm eager to see all the ideas everyone comes up with for fixing their cakes. I did the unfortunate cover up tonight on a cake to hide my problems. It worked out and the cakes look good but I'll know they have mistakes underneath. icon_sad.gif

anricat Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 2:52pm
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Cover with decorations. LOL!

Shelly4481 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 4:54pm
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If they aren't to big and not the whole cake I have taken crisco to smooth on and it fills in tiny holes and lines, it does make it a little shiney, so wipe off all the excess and use as little as possible. I have also used bc the same way. I just use my finger to do it lightly.

Rylan Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 5:28pm
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For holes and crack, try patching it with royal icing. I've done it on white on white and it blended in.

Sometimes covering it with decorations is the best way.

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