Need Some Advise From Expert Mmf Users!

Decorating By heathercantley Updated 22 Aug 2010 , 1:14am by momma28

heathercantley Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 12:53am
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I am making my son's 5th birthday cake next weekend. This will be my 3rd time making fondant. My fondant doesn't seem very sturdy. It seems soft yet easily cracks. Am I doing something wrong?

I am making a 2 tiered cake. My son has requested a "War Eagle" cake. For the bottom tier, I am planning to do orange buttercream with navy blue tiger stripes. For the second tier, I am planning white buttercream with an Auburn logo and some simple blue and orange polka dots. I am really nervous about making the zebra stripes and the Auburn logo considering my issues with soft, cracking fondant. I have already made a template/stencil for my logo but was planning to free hand my tiger stripes. Any tips, advise or feedback on that would help. This will be my first zebra/tiger print experience.

Thanks in advance!!!!

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momma28 Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 1:14am
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If it is too soft and doesnt have enough powdered sugar it will crack. Soft does not equal good necessarily. Its kind of like when my husband is fixing a pipe in our house and he says "tights tight, too tights broken" Soft is soft but too softs cracking.

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