Why Does My Sugar Paste Icing Sometimes Look Cracked?

Decorating By bekki02 Updated 5 Aug 2010 , 9:34pm by bekki02

bekki02 Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 8:31pm
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I use regal ice ready to roll icing. Sometimes it looks like it has stretched and goes a bit cracked (like rhino skin), is there anything you can do to rescue it? Am I rolling it too thin or too thick?

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jillmakescakes Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 10:14pm
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you may try kneading in a little vegetable shortening to the fondant to help add in some moisture.

bekki02 Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 9:32pm
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thanks never heard that before, will give it a go. Also when you roll out with fondant do you use icing sugar or cornflour?

threetiercake Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 9:46pm
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are you rolling out too large a piece for the cake being covered, this can pull heavily causing the fondant to crack/ tear.I agree that you need to Knead well but do not overwork it at you will get air bubbles

bekki02 Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 9:34pm
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yes I think I do probably get carried away with rolling out too big. Great advice, thanks.

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