Fondant Tearing

Decorating By missrayburn Updated 20 Feb 2011 , 5:03am by cakegirl1973

missrayburn Posted 20 Feb 2011 , 12:12am
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I am using a recipe that I found here for Buttercream Flavored MMF. I have never used fondant before so I am unsure of exactly how the consistency should be, etc. However, I know there needs to be some elasticity in order for it to lay on the cake correctly.

The batch that I made this morning is constantly tearing when I try to use it. I have kneaded it repeatedly and added Crisco, but it does not seem to be helping. Have I not let it rest long enough or is there something else that could be the issue?

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cakegirl1973 Posted 20 Feb 2011 , 5:03am
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I always let my homemade fondant rest 24 hours before trying to use it. If you made it this morning, I think your MMF is too fresh. Try using it tomorrow and see if it gets any easier.

If that doesn't work, try making another batch. I sometimes have a "bad" batch of MMF here and there, and I have read on here that others run into that too, sometimes.

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