varvanie Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 3:57am
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I'm new to using fondant. For my first try, I decided to buy my fondant, just so that it would be easier to work. I soon noticed that my fondant was starting to crack. My cake ended up alright ( I was trying to create a rock finish ) but I was wondering if you had any tips to prevent fondant from drying, maybe you know a brand of fondant that tends to dry less, I don't know.

 

Thanks, and here is a picture of my cake

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lesucreaufour Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 4:28am
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Did it crack on the cake??? or when you where working with it???

pipesqueak Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 5:15pm
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"The Mat" from Sweetwise is not very expensive and makes covering a cake in fondant and breeze and you NEVER get the elephant skin and craking......check it out here:

http://sweetwise.com/the-original-mat.html
 

varvanie Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 3:39am
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Lesucreaufour:

940%20SUISSE%2021%20TERRESECHE%20CRAQUELQuand j'ai eu fini de découper mes petites briques, j'ai remarquer que les premières commençaient à craqueler... un peu comme l'image... mais en beaucoup moins intense en tout cas, c'est à ça que ça m'a fait penser

varvanie Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 3:42am
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yeah exactly, like lelephant skin in fact, I think that this image is very appropriate. (Sorry my last answer was in french) It actually started to crack on my counter top, not on the cake

pipesqueak Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 4:55pm
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Also - Fondarific does not dry out at all and you can roll it twice as thin. At least for me it is almost like working with fabric
 

varvanie Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 4:51pm
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Thanks pipesqueak, I'll make sure to try it out next time I use fondant

varvanie Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 4:52pm
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Where can you get it ( I live near Québec )

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