What Am I Doing Wrong? Cracks In My Fondant?

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Spoiled1 Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 10:02pm
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Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!

I am in much need of advice/help here. I was SO excited to try the Satin Ice fondant as I have always used the MMF, and my dh says I should mix it up a bit. I am not a professional baker, but enjoy trying my hand at new things and my family & friends get to enjoy the outcome.

I am making what I thought was going to be a fun and simple cake...First time I have attempted Satin Ice fondant....I roll it out...looks great....then I put it on the cake....looks good for a moment.....until I notice the fondant is cracking. Not sure what I am doing different/wrong. icon_confused.gif

Any and all of your help is so apprecitated...
Thank you!
Julie

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_Jamie_ Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 11:48pm
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Originally Posted by Spoiled1

Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!

I am in much need of advice/help here. I was SO excited to try the fondant as I have always used the MMF, and my dh says I should mix it up a bit. I am not a professional baker, but enjoy trying my hand at new things and my family & friends get to enjoy the outcome.

I am making what I thought was going to be a fun and simple cake...First time I have attempted fondant....I roll it out...looks great....then I put it on the cake....looks good for a moment.....until I notice the fondant is cracking. Not sure what I am doing different/wrong. icon_confused.gif

Any and all of your help is so apprecitated...
Thank you!
Julie




Yeah, Satin Ice tended to do that to me too. I make MFF-give that a shot! Michelle Foster Fondant....it's divine! Recipe in here somewhere.

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pattycakesnj Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 11:57pm
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I too use MFF and love it. Never have cracks etc and cheap and easy to make.

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juststarted Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 3:30am
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I use satin ice fondant. I just made few cakes, not a pro but if you look at my most recent cake (girly cake) the fondant is pretty smooth (no cracks). I take some shortening on my hands and knead the fondant to make it pliable before rolling it out. that should resolve the issue.

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Spoiled1 Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 3:46am
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Thanks...I will try the shortening technique. I will also try the MFF fondant. I just read all the raves about Satin Ice fondant...that is what made me try it. I will definitely try the MFF from here.

Thank you again!
Julie icon_smile.gif

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KoryAK Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 11:39am
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I use Satin Ice. It does seem to dry out faster than some of the other brands. I roll it out with Pam on a silicone mat (powdered sugar will only dry it out) and work fast icon_smile.gif

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cakesrock Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 1:36pm
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I had the very same problem. I was so disappointed that I was convinced I'd never use it again. But it tastes sooo good (for fondant) and looks so beautiful that I tried again. I use it specifically for red and black now because those are so hard to color. Otherwise, I use MMF-it's tasty and much cheaper!

With satin ice, I found that you cannot leave it uncovered for even a minute or it cracks. I also found that I really have to knead it quite a bit before use (and get some crisco mixed in with it). I live in a really dry climate and that may have something to do with it! icon_smile.gif

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sugarcheryl Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 4:29am
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Yes Satin Ice tends to dry out much quicker. I thought it was just me but now after read this thread I know I must work quickly. I like the taste of Satin Ice also. I also believe if you have a sheeter like the cake artist on tv but that only works if you are doing a lot of cakes.

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