Gumpaste/fondant Balls

Decorating By Amylou Updated 30 Sep 2010 , 11:13pm by Bonabee

Amylou Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 7:08pm
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Everytime I make balls out of fondant/gumpaste I get lines/cracks in it...not because it's cracking from drying but from rolling the shape. Even if I knead it well, I still get them. What the trick?

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808hedda Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 7:44pm
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Amylou,
Try this tutorial

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I don't have the patience, but maybe it'll work for you. icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 7:59pm
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You have to start with a crack free ball. Really push and roll the fondant between your palms to get a smooth crack free ball, then lighten up the pressure to shape into a ball.

FlourPots Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 8:19am
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My trick is to microwave the fondant (mixed w/ tylose) first, then roll it into a ball...not a single crack.

shanney54 Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 12:36pm
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I always have the same problem!!!! It's been bugging me, too! Thank you for asking! icon_biggrin.gif

Bonabee Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 10:29pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FlourPots

My trick is to microwave the fondant (mixed w/ tylose) first, then roll it into a ball...not a single crack.




How much tylose should you put in fondant to make figures from it?

FlourPots Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 10:43pm
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Whenever I'm asked this, I feel bad that I can't give a more helpful answer, but it really is by feel, for me...I sprinkle it straight from the jar into the fondant in my hand and begin to blend it in. If it feels too soft I add a little more, if I've put too much, I add more fondant.

Dark colored fondant will require more than light, and I always add it right before I model something...I don't have it mixed in before-hand.

Bonabee Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 11:13pm
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I think your answer was very helpful! I'll just have to play around with it. Thanks for the advice!

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