I've never had this problem before and hope you guys can help. After I rolled out my fondant, which looked smooth, was soft and pliable and lifted off the counter easily, I went draped it across my cakes and it instantly turned sort of stiff and dry feeling, and got elephant skin wrinkles allllllll over it.
I was working quickly so I don't think it was dried out, and I've done a bunch of other fondant cakes before and never had this problem... what other things could have gone wrong? Maybe too thick? It was so frustrating!
This happened when I was helping a friend with a wedding cake and after all was said and done we decided we just got a bad batch of fondant. I'd never had the cracking and drying with this particular brand before and it was a nightmare trying to cover this cake...so much so that we ended up not using fondant and going w/buttercream.
Sometimes you just get a bad batch.
Was the heat on or did it kick on while you were working on the fondant? Were you working near a vent?
Bad fondant. This happened to me once, I think my fondant was kind of old, and too dry. I don't know if you can fix broken fondant
Oh this happened to me last week. I put it down to the heating being on. We've got loads of snow over here with -8 temps etc. The only thing i could think of.
I made my Guitar cake came down in the morning to put the finishing touches to it and it had all wrinkled and bubbled. Had to re-ice the cake
yeah the heat was on, it's been really cold here, well, at least cold for central texas
It was so frustrating to work with. The fondant really looked and felt fine until I lifted it off the counter and draped over the cakes. Then it instantly started seizing up and wrinkling. Looked really bad. I ended up covering a lot of the really bad spots with decorations...
It was a brand new tub of FondX
Interesting. I tried my first tub of Fondx recently and had the same problem. It rolled out nicely but as soon as I covered the cake, it seemed to start to dry out and get that lovely elephant skin around the bottom. It seemed a bit finicky to work with to me.
Hmmm... this was my 3rd tub of fondx and I didn't have this problem before. I still have half a tub left, I'm going to save it for a day where the heater isn't blasting and see if that makes a difference...