Issues With Homemade Fondant

Decorating By aisrad Updated 9 Mar 2013 , 6:33pm by rookybaker

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aisrad Posted 28 Aug 2012 , 8:38pm
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I know there are countless posts about homemade fondant, but I can't find the answer I'm looking for. When I make MMF I have a horrible problem with tiny air bubbles forming all over it when I'm rolling it out. I've tried adding more powdered sugar thinking maybe I was leaving it too moist, but I still have problems with them. I don't want to attempt making a cake without decorations covering it, because my fondant looks horrible on it's own. I'd appreciate any advice I can get. Thank you!

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cheatize Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 2:27am
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Have you tried kneading it more?

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aisrad Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 4:10pm
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Well, when I make it I do knead it quite a bit. Maybe after it sits overnight and I go to use it again I need to knead it more.

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DeniseNH Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 6:37pm
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I had this same problem and it was killing me. Until I discovered that I was making it too soft and using it while it was still warm. Now I add more powdered sugar than I think I need ( a little at a time) , roll it out two or three times and ball it back up again - popping any air bubbles I find. And this gives the fondant a chance to cool off. After doing my final rollout I take a smoother and rub it all over the fondant before lifting and placing on my cake. Hopes this helps you out like it did me.

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aisrad Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 11:58pm
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Thank you, Denise. When you roll it out, are you adding powdered sugar to your surface? My fondant always sticks to my surface really bad, so I would worry that rolling it out that many times using powdered sugar every time would make it too dry. I think I'll try rolling it out at least once next time before placing it on my cake though and see how it goes.

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rookybaker Posted 9 Mar 2013 , 6:33pm
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How do you know if it is too soft?  I just made my first batch, not planning on using it until next week.I did not add the full 8 cups of sugar that it called for.  It seemed to make a nice fairly firm ball.

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