How Do I Stop My Fondant From Drying Out

Decorating By bensmama18 Updated 6 Dec 2009 , 4:36pm by tatorchip

bensmama18 Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 11:40pm
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icon_cry.gif Whenever I add color- it seems to dry out- but if i add water it gets sticky then i add powered sugar and then it starts all over! Please help!! i end up leaving it a little white because I ma afraid of it drying out icon_cry.gif

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cakeandpartygirl Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 12:00am
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Do you use liquid or powder color?

cabecakes Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 3:34am
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Are you making regular fondant or marshmallow fondant? What is the recipe? Knowing this might help distinguish an answer to the problem.

bensmama18 Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 12:19am
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i am using liquid and it is the already made fondant becasue when i make the mashmellow fondant it comes out too shinny thumbsdown.gif

LaBellaFlor Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 1:08am
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You need to use gel colors.

Rylan Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 4:27am
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I personally find that chocolate fondant takes time to dry out--which I personally think is great on cakes so it doesn't get all crusty.

letstalkcake Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 11:34am
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Instead of adding water or powdered sugar add just a little cooking oil. It doesn't get too shinny and works great.

JenniferMI Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 3:43pm
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I'm with Rylan, chocolate fondant all the way! You need to find an easy, tasty fondant that performs well for you. They are out there icon_smile.gif

Chocolate fondant gives you a much longer work time. I went back and used the diamond quilter on a cake that I had covered over an hour ago and I got no cracks.....

Jen icon_smile.gif

tatorchip Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 4:36pm
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Originally Posted by JenniferMI

I'm with Rylan, chocolate fondant all the way! You need to find an easy, tasty fondant that performs well for you. They are out there icon_smile.gif

Chocolate fondant gives you a much longer work time. I went back and used the diamond quilter on a cake that I had covered over an hour ago and I got no cracks.....

Jen icon_smile.gif


I also agree and the best one that I have used was on this DVD

http://www.jenniferdontz.com/viewproduct.php?itemid=dvd001

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