How Do You Keep Your Fondant From Getting Hard??

Decorating By ginger6361 Updated 5 Feb 2010 , 3:59pm by holyghost

ginger6361 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 2:45am
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I have done BC cakes for many years, and I am just begining to do fondant cakes, and I am LOVING IT!! I can do so much more!! BUT!!!how do you keep it from getting so hard on the cake?? They look beautiful, but no one wants to eat them and they are hard to cut, because it gets so hard...I know wedding cakes can not be getting hard like what is the secret???

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amberkw Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 2:59am
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Don't add to much powdered sugar, if you are making it yourself. Also, when rolling it out, don't use too much corn starch. You can always knead it w/ some shortening if it gets hard. It takes working w/ it a few times to kind of figure it out.

Texas_Rose Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 3:06am
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Usually the buttercream underneath will keep the fondant from getting hard. The outer surface will dry but not rock hard and not in any way that keeps you from cutting the cake.

I use MMF though. I think most of the commercial fondants are made with gum trag so they might dry harder. What kind are you using?

terrylee Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 3:07am
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First of all if you are using Wilton will get hard.....try and use a good fondant,,Satin Ice or Fondex, or make your own....Like amberkw said, don't use to much corn starch or powdered sugar....with practice you will get quicker at rolling and applying. If it feels like it's getting really dry I add a little bit of shortening.

All fondant will get hard when left out for an extended time......but I have been using the Satin Ice and I have left a cake standing several hours with no problems.

ginger6361 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 3:42am
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Yes, it was Wiltons. Not good for covering. Making my own didn't get too hard, but too much work. I just got some Satin Ice, so will try it. Glad to hear you like it. Thanks for the help

holyghost Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 10:09pm
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I was reading your information on fondant. Where can I purchase satin fondant? Do most stores have them? I usually cover my fondant with saran wrap while I am prepping my cakes or use the spray butter.

terrylee Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 3:15pm
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I have to purchase it online....Into the Oven.....Global Sugarart - Country Kitchen Sweet Art... Check for sales and lowest price... I think Global Sugar Art has a special this month....check it have to pay for shipping .....ugh......but I think it worth the price for the taste and quality you get....good pictures of your cakes.....

holyghost Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 3:59pm
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Thank you so much. I sure will show you the results of my cakes. I am still knew at this, but I am doing very well. I still have my regular customers.

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