Fondant Tearing On Dummy

Decorating By mackeymom Updated 13 Jul 2009 , 9:51pm by mackeymom

mackeymom Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 5:53pm
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I am trying to cover some dummies and my fondant keeps tearing along the top. What am I doing wrong?

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brincess_b Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 7:39pm
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asre the edges of the dummy sharp, or rouded - chamfered i think is the technical term? sanding the edges off should help.
otherwise, im nto too sure what to do - thicker fondant? coating with bc, or royal to make it softer?

dsilvest Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 7:51pm
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Definately sand the edges to soften them up. Is your fondant stretchy enough? Is it too dry? All of these issues will cause the fondant to tear.

You might have to knead some shortening into the fondant. You can also wet your hands and knead the water into the fondant as well if it is too dry.

mackeymom Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 9:51pm
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Thanks! Just to be safe, I willprobably do all three (sand the edges, cover with BC instead of just water, and add shortneing.) I WILL make that tha fondant work! ha ha!

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