Fondant Keeps Cracking?

Decorating By ChefAmandaMarie Updated 8 Apr 2011 , 1:02am by amcakemaker2011

ChefAmandaMarie Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 11:30pm
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I am trying to make flowers for cupcakes but every time I cut the flowers out, they seem to start cracking and eventually petals start falling off

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Ambar2 Posted 8 Apr 2011 , 12:00am
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When that happens to me it means that the fondant is too dry...

amcakemaker2011 Posted 8 Apr 2011 , 1:02am
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Originally Posted by ChefAmandaMarie

I am trying to make flowers for cupcakes but every time I cut the flowers out, they seem to start cracking and eventually petals start falling off





That is because your fondant is drying out. When you are not using the fondant at that time you need to keep it wrapped until you are ready to use it. Even if you use just a little bit of it when you are done wrap it back up. Also when you set your flowers down to harden up if they for some odd reason start to crack put some of the gum glue where it is cracking at and it will seal it back up so it will not do that. Good trick i learned when i took the cake classes icon_smile.gif hope this helped

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