Problem With Fondant

Decorating By brooksheridan Updated 12 Jul 2009 , 2:47am by Rylan

brooksheridan Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 3:31pm
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I am covering a ball shape with fondant and am having issues with it folding and cracking. I know the cracking is from not enough shortening but how do I go about fixing the folding without totally screwing it up and ending up just pulling it all off? TIA!

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ninatat Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 4:47pm
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the cracking you might be able to use some crisco to smooth it out, or a very tiny bit of water, what kind of folding do you mean as you progress down the ball? i've never covered a ball, i have done some odd shapes like with cakes i pull out and smooth it down and i just keep doing it until my excess is all the way down, i do cut my excess as i'm going around to decrease wrinkles, is your ball sitting on something i'll give you a bump

Rylan Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 2:47am
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Put it on top of something small when you lay the fondant. It will help avoid all the folds.

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