Large Cracks In Figurines

Decorating By lami Updated 28 Dec 2010 , 8:32pm by cakesrock

lami Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 7:52pm
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Why do my figurines have large cracks in them once they have dried? The cracks are so large that it looks as if the figurines actually burst open. I use 50/50 gumpaste and fondant combination for them.

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mychurch Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 8:08pm
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i am wondering if you are kneading them enough before modelling? try adding crisco/trex to your hands when you knead prior to modelling. hope this helps

FlourPots Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 8:31pm
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I use MMF + tylose, and I always microwave my fondant pieces before modeling with them...I get no cracks at all that way.

cakesrock Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 8:32pm
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I had the same problem, then I got the advice on CC to ditch the gumpaste and switch to fondant mixed with tylose (or gumtex - same thing). It will give you more time to make the figurine and you won't get cracks and creases. Happy caking!

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