i am trying to roll out store bought fondant to cover a cake. the problem is when rolling it out it seperates/rips. i have tried to add crisco to soften it. Can i turn it into a poured fondant? if so what do I need to do?
Have you tried putting it in the microwave for a few seconds.
Did you knead it until it's soft and pliable?
i have done microwave and kneeding it is like a soft playdough when i try to roll it. then it starts to seperate.
can it be turned into a poured fondant?
What brand is this? The fat content, etc. are different from each other. Satin Ice is different in formula from Fondarific, etc. What is it?
What do you mean, it starts to separate? Does it stick to the rolling pin or the mat? You can grease the mat (or counter) with crisco or dust it with cornstarch, and dust the top surface of the fondant with cornstarch too, to keep it from sticking and allow you to roll it out in one large piece.
I've tried melting homemade fondant before to make a poured fondant, and it didn't work at all. I'm not sure about the commercial stuff, but I would guess it wouldn't do well either.
it is Wilton brand. when rolling it out the fondant literaly seperates with jagged lines through out the center of fondant
When is this cake due?Is this an emergency? If you don't have time to buy more or make your own, does it have to be fondant?Can you finish in buttercream? Do you have the time/ingredients to make a ganache and pour it over the cake?- I don't think you can turn this mess into a pourable fondant. Hope this helps.
Have you used fondant before?
Did you color the fondant a dark color?
it was white, due tonight, I went back and reheated it for 20 seconds straight and it worked great. thanks everyone. I will post it in a few minutes. it is a REDS Cake
I don't understand why it separated, but glad that you solved the problem. Happy caking!
i think my microwave wasnt getting the right temp., for the fondant Or the fondant was cooling to fast