How Do I Keep My Fondant From Cracking!?!?!

Decorating By alsearer Updated 6 Aug 2011 , 2:50pm by alsearer

alsearer Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 7:01am
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I had my cake frozen, then frosted it, then put the fondant on and now it's got little cracks all over!!! What did I do wrong? I have another to do tomorrow and I'm in a panic! Do I need to just do everything the day of? Please please any advice will help!!! icon_cry.gif

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cupcakeluv Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 7:44am
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is your fondant too dry?

auzzi Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 8:15am
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1. dry formula
2. under-kneaded
3. surface dried out before application

what_a_cake Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 9:39am
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is it satin ice fondant? sometimes has this problem... seem the only way to go is KNEAD

alsearer Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 2:50pm
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The fondant I used was the Wilton brand. I ran out of my Satin Ice so in a panic I got some Wilton brand from our craft store. I covered my surface in crisco and then sprinkled some powdered sugar to roll it out. Then i rubbed in crisco before rolling it onto the cake. The little cracks didnt show up until the cake had been sitting out a few hours. Does that make any difference. So far fondant has not been my friend!!

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