Fondant Too Soft - Help!

Decorating By msulli10 Updated 17 Jul 2009 , 2:28am by msulli10

msulli10 Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 11:30pm
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I use Satin ice fondant and it always seems too soft. I usually knead some shortening into it to make it pliable, but now it seems so soft. After I put it on my cake and I go to smooth it, it wants to tear. I use cornstarch when I'm smoothing it out, but it's a struggle. Am I doing something wrong? I really need some expert advice. Thanks.

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BlakesCakes Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 1:12am
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Lots of people have been complaining about SI being very soft lately. Apparently, they went 0-trans fats awhile back and that seems to be when the complaints escalated.

No matter to me, I still love the product. I just knead in 1/3 Wilton + 2/3 Satin Ice and I get a great tasting product that works very well.

I knead in very little crisco and I roll out on a smear of crisco on vinyl. I never mess with CS or PS.


TexasSugar Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 1:44am
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Kneading in crisco can soften your fondant up as well, if you add enough of it. What about adding a little powder sugar or tylose, gum-tex or gum trag?

msulli10 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 2:28am
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Thanks for the tips. I will definitely try it the next time.

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