Fondant Draping I Need Help!

Decorating By rowingmom Updated 1 May 2010 , 7:40pm by Majie

rowingmom Posted 1 May 2010 , 5:50pm
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I working on doing some fondant pleating around the base of a small cake. I get the pleats made and when I go to put it around the base it cracks or tears . What I am I doing wrong?

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ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 1 May 2010 , 6:51pm
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It sounds like your fondant is too dry. Try adding shortening to soften it and try to work fast so it isn't dry by the time you try to get it onto the cake. hth icon_smile.gif

sweetiesbykim Posted 1 May 2010 , 7:10pm
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I add or use straight Choco-Pan for details and covering cakes now. It lasts a lot longer without getting so dry looking, and tastes better! Also, how thick are you rolling your fondant?

Majie Posted 1 May 2010 , 7:40pm
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If doing pleating make sure you add tylose to your fondant. The paste should be soft (not very) and pliable. Try to work very fast to avoid any breakages and remember to roll your paste thinly.

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