S O S - Need Help Right Now - In The Middle Of A Cake!!!!!!!

Decorating By KerrieD Updated 17 Jun 2010 , 12:46pm by SecretAgentCakeBaker

KerrieD Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 1:03am
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I tried to cover a 10" square with Satin Ice Black Fondant. I put it on and it started tearing! I took it off, kneaded it with some glycerin and was just about to put it back on and the same thing is happening - its tearing.
I really wanted black but if I color white (I have americolor black coloring) with the black how much will it take? I don't have a full bottle and I don't want it gray.
THANKS!!!!!

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mamawrobin Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 1:14am
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I don't use Satin Ice but I don't have any trouble tinting white icing black.

BlakesCakes Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 1:27am
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You have white SI and want to take it to black with Americolor black gel--is that right?

If so, it will depend on how many ounces of fondant you want to color as to how far the Americolor will go.

I'd suggest that you color only 1/3 of what you need total and then knead that in with the other black SI, if you still have it. Let it rest awhile and try again.

Rae

leily Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 2:18am
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is it tearing when you are going to put it on the cake? or once it's on the cake an you are smoothing it out?
How thick are you rolling out the fondant?

annacakes Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 2:31am
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Rae's right.

step0nmi Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 2:34am
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unfortunately with SI you need to work quickly and roll it sort of thick...like 2/8 or 3/8 instead of 1/8. plus, if you have tearing you need to mix some shortening in it because it's too dry. If you just mixed your color in and tried to roll it out you may want to let it site for an hour totally covered. I have tearing issues with SI most of the time but some shortening will cure it icon_wink.gif

Karen421 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 2:39am
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes


I'd suggest that you color only 1/3 of what you need total and then knead that in with the other black SI, if you still have it. Let it rest awhile and try again.

Rae




Definitely let it rest for awhile before you try again.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 12:46pm
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I had the same problem with black SAtin Ice. I just left the cracked layer on, then added a second layer over top if it. (It was a ball shaped cake.) Not the ideal solution, but it worked for me.

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