I have read on here about the Satin Ice problems. I thought they would have sold all the BAD FONDANT by now. NOPE!
I want to cry, I added some crisco on my hands when kneading cause I could tell it was dry. Spanking brand new container just opened.
I have 3 tiers to do!!
Satin Ice should have recalled this mess. I recently did a cake in fondarific and did not have this problem but the cost is awful.
I have not rolled it too thin it was tearing on the mat.
Sorry I had to vent.
I've had this happen to me too. What I ended up doing was applying a thin coat of shortening to the mat / per the SugarShack video. Helped alot. I've also found that when I dust with confectionary sugar vs cornstarch the fondant doesn't get nearly as dry as fast. That might work for you too. Worth a try.
On the Satin Fine Foods site, they do recommend rolling it on a smear of Crisco and not on PS or CS. I've always done it this way and have never had issues with cracking & tearing.
I smeared crisco on my mat before I started to roll. As it dries it look like a hot mess! Luckily the sides will be covered with surf boards standing all the way around and the top will have sand and shells. Otherwise It would have been tossed in the lagoon!
I also use crisco on my surface that I roll it on and have never had a problem. I use Satin Ice exclusively
I've actually started mixing satin ice half and half with mmf... helps with the taste of the satin ice... which isn't bad to begin with, and helps with the tearing too.