Im working on a peas in a pod theme cake and I'm wondering if anyone can help me with how to prevent my pea from cracking? Ive place two babies inside the pea as well as two peas (everything is made from 1/2 fondant and 1/2 gum paste), but this evening when I was finishing up I kept noticing small cracks in the fondant/gum paste. At first I tried to apply small amounts of shortening to help work out the cracks and that hasn't made much of a difference...now I'm simply lost, please help!
I mix a little bit of shortening in with my fondant, gumpaste or fondan/gumpaste mix before working with them to help prevent cracking. I usually use about 2 tablespoons of shortening per pound of whatever it is I'm using.
Keep adding shortening in little bits at a time. It is too dry, which is why it is cracking.