Why Is My Fondant Doing This (See Picture)

Decorating By Melissa-makes-cakes Updated 1 Oct 2009 , 4:32pm by Texas_Rose

Melissa-makes-cakes Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:14pm
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I had so much trouble with this pink fondant- maybe because of all the color I added. Look closely at the corners and edges where there are these tiny fissures and cracks. The fondant was definitely not too dry which is what I thought caused tearing- so I don't know what caused it this time. Help me please so this doesn't happen again.

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nonnyscakes Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:21pm
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This usually happens when the fondant is too dry or too cold.

Texas_Rose Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 4:32pm
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Sometimes it happens when you have to add a lot of color. It's more common with black or red than with pink. One way to get around it is to add the color to the mixture before you add the powdered sugar. Of course then you end up with a whole batch of the same color.

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