So, on the weekend, I attempted to use some homemade fondant for my very first time...It didn't turn out quite as planned. When I went to go wrap it on to the cake, it kept sticking to my rolling pin, and to the board I was using...does anyone know why this happened? I am going to attempt to use fondant again towards the end of the month for my daughter's bday cake, so I don't want this to happen again. I had to actually wrap it on the cake, in pieces, which didn't look as flawless.
Please tell us what recipe you used.
It sounds like maybe there wasn't enough sugar worked in, or too much liquid used. Also, adding a lot of certain types of food coloring can make it sticky.
If it was still sticky it probably needed to have more powdered sugar worked in. Was it humid while you were working with it? You can also try a small fan or a dehumidifier when working with fondant.
I use cornstarch to prevent sticking.
This is the recipe I used... I got it off this site... I even made a second batch, but this time, I couldn't even use it... it was really runny. Needed to make double the batch, so I used two bags of powdered sugar instead of one, and it still was really runny. I had to throw it out. The first batch I used, was good, but it was just sticking to everything...
Did you dust the surface as well as the area that will touch the rolling pin?
How big was the bag of marshmellows? It says one bag but I'm willing to bet it meant one 8 oz bag. I can never find 8oz bags anymore, only 10.5 oz. That could be the problem.