Fondant Tearing

Decorating By Lynn1971 Updated 11 Apr 2011 , 1:01am by flourjuice

Lynn1971 Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 11:49pm
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I made marshmallow fondant for the first time and it falls apart when I roll it out. I tried kneading in more crisco and now it's worse. What did I do wrong and can it be fixed?

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CupQuequito Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 12:02am
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I'd need to know what recipe you followed, to know how to help.

Did you let it sit for a few hours, at least, before you started rollin' and playin' with it?

Lynn1971 Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 12:17am
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I used
16 oz marshmallow
2 tbsp water
2 lb powdered sugar
1/4 cup crisco for kneading and rolling

microwaved marsmallows and water for minute
then mixed sugar and marsmallow on greased surface

I wrapped it in plastic and let it sit in a covered bowl for an hour
Thanks for your help

CupQuequito Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 12:26am
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Hmmm. Well I use a little more liquid, but the rest is about the same.

I put the marshmallows water, flavoring and 2tbs of shortening, in the microwave.

Then in a mixing bowl, I have 7cups of ps. I add the melted marshmallows, then another cup ontop of that.

Then I turn it all out, and knead.

The only thing I can think of, based off your directions, is that maybe you need to add the shortening to the marshmallows and melt it down.

...still thinking...

Lynn1971 Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 12:37am
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Thanks for your help. I will just start over and try your recipe icon_smile.gif

CupQuequito Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 12:38am
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I add 3tbs of water, 1tbs of flavoring, and 2tbs of shortening.

Hope that helps. icon_smile.gif

flourjuice Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 1:01am
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It also helps to add some glycerin.

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