Elephant Skin Fondant

Decorating By Lorabell Updated 3 Jul 2010 , 8:23am by curlsandcrowns

Lorabell Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 5:47pm
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Hey all CC'ers,

I'm not sure what elephant skin is, but I think my fondant gets it! When I roll it out it gets all these tiny little crack lines.

Could you tell me if that is it and how to fix it?

Thanks all!

Have a blessed day.


6 replies
BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 6:11pm
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HI, without seeing a picture it is hard to tell but I would say that it is most likely to dry. If it is premade try working just a bit of shortening into it and see if that helps.

mamawrobin Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 6:12pm
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What kind of fondant are you using Lori?

Lorabell Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 1:18am
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I sometimes use homemade which always seem so stretchy and now I'm using FondX. Even if I use shortening, it still does it.


curlsandcrowns Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 1:39am
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This batch of Fondx i bought is doing the same thing. It never done it before. But yes, it is elephant skin because it is too dry when rolling with too much ps . but after it steamed it, i couldnt see the elephant skin anymore. Just don't over steam it either. I prefer the taste of Fondx over Satin Ice, but it didnt dry out like that .

sweettreat101 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 7:43am
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Try Fondarific you won't get elephant skin. A little difficult to knead but nice and pliable to work with and it doesn't dry out like other brands. I get mine from fondant source.

curlsandcrowns Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 8:23am
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i heard fondarific, doesnt hold shape good to make bows. but it does taste great. what is ya'ls opinion. thanks

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