Steam To Get Rid Of Cracks In Fondant?

Decorating By Claire138 Updated 12 Dec 2011 , 7:27pm by Claire138

Claire138 Posted 11 Dec 2011 , 8:07pm
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Does anyone know if I can use steam (from a kettle or iron), that I would usually use to get a shiny look to get rid of cracks in fondant? I'm wondering if it could work bc I sometimes have cracks that I can't get rid of no matter what I do so I was thinking that bc the steam essentially would moisten the fondant then theoretically I should be able to rub the fondant back together or would it leave marks?
If anyone has any idea I'd love to know. Thanks

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DeniseNH Posted 12 Dec 2011 , 12:24am
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Nope, steam just makes it shiney. To repair hairline cracks in fondant rub some solid white fat (Crisco) into the crack until it comes together. In just a few hours the Crisco will disappear. Another technique to use if the crack is a bit larger - make s paste of crisco and powdered sugar - just a little of each and rub into the crack. If you have a lot of cracking problems try rolling your fondant out onto a counter or mat lightly greased with Crisco. Sounds like your fondant is too dry. If you make your own, add a couple tablespoons full of Crisco to the recipe or grease your hands with Crisco then knead in.

Claire138 Posted 12 Dec 2011 , 6:22pm
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Thanks for your response, now I have to see where I can buy some crisco (I live in France so I'm not sure I can get it here). I'll definitely put that on my list for when I next go abroad.
I've tried using regular oil with no luck & then margarine but with dismal results.
The cake is for a gift and doesn't look terrible I just would have just preferred it to be perfect.

chelleb1974 Posted 12 Dec 2011 , 6:46pm
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You can also mix up some royal icing in the same shade as the fondant and fill the crack with royal icing. Smooth it over and it should be ok.


Claire138 Posted 12 Dec 2011 , 6:47pm
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Ah ha! Royal Icing I do have!

Thank you so much,


Abeera Posted 12 Dec 2011 , 7:12pm
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u'll find Crisco look alike.. one product is vegetaline... u'll find it in Carrefour or Leclerc.. i know only these two markets i use to buy grocery from there

i simply use royal icing to cover cracks

good luck finding shortening

Claire138 Posted 12 Dec 2011 , 7:27pm
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Thanks, I shall have a look when I next go.

Thank you to everyone,


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