Hi All! I have a cake I am trying to finish up today and its not going good at all! I am trying to roll out the fondant for the middle tier and as I am rolling it I can the elephant skin forming and as I roll it more it starts to tear!! I am using satin ice fondant that i colored pink....can someone plz plz help!! Is there anything i can add to help it? I would hate to color a whole new batch...TIA
Trying adding a little shortening (Crisco) to it...about a tbsp or so at a time. Keep kneading it in until you get the texture you need.
What are you rolling it on?
SI recommends on their website that you roll it out on a smear of shortening.
I do this on a piece of vinyl and have no problems with drying out, elephant skin, or tearing.
don't put too much cRisco in it, it'll end up too soft - I also grease my counter lightly - it rolls really well then is easy to get nto my rolling pin to put over the cake
Thank you guys so much for your help!! I was rolling it out on a piece of vinyl but had not put any crisco down only just kneaded a little in...after I added a little more and let it rest and put some down on the vinyl it worked great!! Had a little tearing on the edges but it was no big deal it got cut off anyway...Thanks again for the help!!
So glad it worked out for you!
That little bit of crisco on the vinyl helps with the necessary glide when rolling out the SI!