Elephant Skin Issues !!!!

Decorating By korkyo Updated 10 Mar 2010 , 12:43pm by PinkLisa

korkyo Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 11:39pm
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I'm still having some trouble with elephant skin.
I'm using satin ice. I love it. But am I kneeding it too much, not enough, sugar, no sugar add shortining or not?? What do I do ????

It looks graet from a distance but up close the edges are all cracked and fine lined.


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stacyd Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 3:54am
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I don't know if it would work or not, but I thought on Ultimate Cake Off last night when they had that problem they took a piece of fondant and put a bunch of corn starch on it and "buffed" the cake.

PinkLisa Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 12:43pm
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I love that techique and will help a bit with elephant skin but won't take it away totally. Rubbing crisco on it IMMEDIATELY also helps a bit. I hope to hear suggestions to help you prevent it. I find I get it when I stretch the fondant while I'm rolling.

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