Tonight I draped fondant over a cake for the first time. It was the MFF that I forgot the glycerine while making, and had to knead it in later. While it tasted FABULOUS, it did tear some, and I think that at least part of that was my screwed up recipe rather than my novice, crappy technique.
I made some white chocolate ganache and applied that over the cake for under the fondant. I was surprised at how difficult and slow it was to try to smooth the fondant once it was firm. I boiled water, and dipped my spatula to heat it up. I obviously did a POOR job of smoothing the ganache, as the fondant turned out pretty bumpy.
I plan to cover my multitude of fondant problems with decorations. Will buttercream borders and flowers stick to the fondant? I'm so bummed.....
It will stick. Sometimes fondant is my best friend...other times it is my worst nightmare!
This first time, fondant wasn't my best friend, that's for sure!
Kay, have you worked with fondant a lot? I found that it was easier for me to buy some (in this case Wilton) at first to figure out what it should feel like and work like. I definitely didn't know any of that the first time I tried to make fondant! (which was a massive fail! )
I can't really help you with the ganache side because I haven't tried it under fondant ever. Do you have a fondant smoother?
You can also add the glycerine after teh MMF is made - just knead in a teaspoon at a time