Help - Fondant Icing Cracking And Tearing When Covering Wonk

Decorating By Jollygoodjo Updated 22 Nov 2010 , 7:42pm by kristiemarie

Jollygoodjo Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 11:20pm
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Help

I am in the middle of covering a wonky cake and my icing keeps tearing and cracking. I have had the same problem with icing that has been left plain white and some that has had colour paste adding to it. What am i doing wrong as this is currently a disaster area?

It seems that the icing is too heavy but I have tried with different thicknesses of icing and the same things happens?

Please help me

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808hedda Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 11:37pm
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Whenever that has happened to me(too heavy) it was usually because it was too soft. At that point I kneaded cornstarch into it. If it was dry and cracked I added shortening. If it tore on the edges, I usually had rolled it too thin. HTH icon_smile.gif

kristiemarie Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 7:42pm
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This was completely not my thread but thanks jollygoodjo and808hedda ...you may have solved my problem! icon_smile.gif

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