Bubbles While Rolling Fondant-Why?

Decorating By MaurorLess67 Updated 29 Jun 2011 , 1:12am by PennySue

MaurorLess67 Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 12:15am
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Hi Guys-

I was rolling out my fondant on the Ateco silicone mat- rubbed down with shortening and I was getting air pockets as I was rolling it out- I'm sure that helped to wreak havoc on my cake- Why is this happening and how can I prevent it?

Thanks for any advice- I have 2 more cakes for this weekend- (for friends and family-but I would still like them to look as smooth as possible)

Mo

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PennySue Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 1:12am
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Could be the way you are kneading it. If you knead it like you would knead bread it will get bubbles in it. I was taught to roll it out like a snake, folding it in half and twisting it like a rope with the ends together, repeating this over and over till it is smooth and elastic. No bubbles. Hope this helps.

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