Hi, I am currently putting fondant on a dummy cake and am noticing that there are little holes in the fondant on top. Is this because i put too much shortening on when I am rolling it or is it too dry? I didn't put icing underneath just a little piping gel to hold it in place.
Thanks for any advice.
Did you roll it really thin? It sounds like it is ripping. Or it could be because it was not kneaded for long enough. I usually knead with a smear of shortening until it is soft and pliable, then I roll out with just enough cornstarch so that it does not stick to the counter.
I think I know what you are talking about. It could probably be that batch.
Is it mmf? That's what used to happen all the time to me with that type of fondant. I stopped using it. Too many headaches!
Did you get little drops of water on it??
I know what you are experiencing, and it can happen with any of the fondants. You need to microwave it for a few seconds first (yes, I even microwave satin ice) then knead it. The issue is not being kneaded enough. You want it to be smooth as silk when you are done kneading it - if it isn't you will have those little "holes" or elephand skin as some folks call it.