Heeeeeeeeeeelp My Fondant Keeps Breaking

Decorating By zuckerbaecker Updated 12 Jul 2010 , 12:28pm by MrCake01

zuckerbaecker Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 3:50pm
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I need help!! My fondant keeps cracking and tearing. it's regluar (store bought) fondant. No coloring or anything... what am i doing wrong???

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_beckett_ Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 4:04pm
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to much powdered sugar I think. Try wetting your hands a little and work it in to fondant.

honeyscakes Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 4:19pm
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Originally Posted by zuckerbaecker

I need help!! My fondant keeps cracking and tearing. it's regluar (store bought) fondant. No coloring or anything... what am i doing wrong???

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try kneading in some shortening...your work room maybe too cold for fondant,hence it is drying fast.
Shortening should help!

MrCake01 Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 4:27pm
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What are you doing when it breaks. Are you making bow loops, free standing pieces. If you are making bow loops or free standing pieces make sure you don't roll it to then and make sure it's dry enough to support it's own weight.

zuckerbaecker Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 2:04pm
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i'm making square cakes and it keeps cracking at the edges... it's probably not too cold, since german kitchens don't have airconditioning and we're having a hot summer :S... i might try the shortening thing. wetting hands just makes A HUGE sticky mess!!!

leah_s Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 2:06pm
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no, don't add water. Add shortening if you have to.

MrCake01 Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 12:28pm
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Heres an idea, why not use poured fondant. Its something a lot of people use for pettifors. Its a heated frosting that is poured over your cake squares which will need to be placed on a cooling rack. It dries smooth. Its an excellent way to cover small items with minimal effort. Heres a recipe which is on CC.
http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7449/food-processor-poured-fondant

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