Using Extruder

Decorating By sugaah Updated 14 May 2010 , 6:11am by FlourPots

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sugaah Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:47pm
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my extruder seems to crack my fondant/gpaste. It looks as if it is going against the grain - just cracked all around. I've tried oiling the extruder, extra oil in the medium, nothing works! Please advise. Thanks

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DianeLM Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:52pm
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Knead some solid shortening into your fondant/gumpaste. If it keeps happening, the piece of fondant you're working with may have already dried out too much. Try a fresh piece.

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Maria_Campos Posted 13 May 2010 , 1:08pm
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DianeLM is right, you must knead some shortening into the fondant or gumpaste, it will also make it easier to extrude.

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mamawrobin Posted 13 May 2010 , 1:10pm
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Yes, you need to add shortening to your fondant. I've found that you have to add quite a bit sometimes. thumbs_up.gif

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superstar Posted 13 May 2010 , 9:00pm
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Your fondant has to be mixed with shortening until it is really soft, especially if you are using the large extruder gun.

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FlourPots Posted 14 May 2010 , 6:11am
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Microwave the piece going in for up to 10 seconds, then cover in a small amount of Wilton glycerin (it feels like a baby oil coating), then extrude.

I've been REALLY happy with my results after doing this.

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