How Do I Get My Fondant From Not Tearing?

Decorating By cserr4 Updated 17 Dec 2009 , 1:44pm by sherrycanary62

cserr4 Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 12:29pm
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When i cover my cake and start smoothing it out- the fondant starts to tear. I use Satin Ice. How do I get it from not tearing? Are there any tricks that people can share?

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bashini Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 1:20pm
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The only reason I can think of, for your problem is that you might be rolling the fondant too thin. THe thickness of the fondant should be 1/4" or 1/8". And make sure the smoothers are clean and don't have anything oily on them. icon_smile.gif

2SchnauzerLady Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 1:27pm
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Another thing to look at - how dry is your fondant before you put it on the cake? If too dry, it will tear.

cserr4 Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 1:38pm
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how do i make it less dry? add more shortening? and knead a lot?

sherrycanary62 Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 1:44pm
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scroll to the bottom of the tutorial list

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