Cracked Figurines

Decorating By BabyCake2009 Updated 6 Jun 2010 , 10:55pm by cakeheart

BabyCake2009 Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 5:14pm
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Every time I make figurines or cutouts with fondant and/or gum paste, they crack as they dry. How do I keep them looking smooth? icon_sad.gif

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FlourPots Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 5:31pm
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I ALWAYS microwave my fondant (+tylose) before I model...it keeps my figures crack free.

icer101 Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 5:51pm
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hi, you have to condition your fondant/g/p with a little shortening on your fingers.Massage into medium really good , stretch and pull and knead with your fingers, until you see and feel that is is conditioned good.Nick Lodge always emphasises this in he classes. It will not crack , then, as it dries. hth

Price Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 7:49pm
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I agree with icer101. Another thing to keep in mind is to go easy on using cornstarch or powdered sugar. They can cause you fondant to dry too much.

cakeheart Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 10:55pm
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icer101 said it perfectly that is exactly how I do it..shortening works wonders...sometimes I can even fix cracks with a little dab of shortening and PS and then massage it into cracks

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