Help Me Please! Fondant Troubles

Decorating By 4Ts_Caked Updated 9 Mar 2013 , 10:06pm by TopTierCake

4Ts_Caked Posted 9 Mar 2013 , 3:36am
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AI am doing a cake for a party tomorrow and the fondant is rolling out with these hard balls in them .....before I had this problem and it was the powdered sugar and I just had to squish are the little balls but now I am 15 my powdered sugar and when I squeeze these little balls they're like sticky. I am at a loss! I moved on to my second batch of fondant color and it is doing the same thing!

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4Ts_Caked Posted 9 Mar 2013 , 3:38am
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AThat should say I had to squeeze the little balls .... and I don't know what I was writing when it put something about I am 15 lol

jennicake Posted 9 Mar 2013 , 3:47am
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Did you make your own fondant or is this store bought?  

jennicake Posted 9 Mar 2013 , 3:48am
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-K8memphis Posted 9 Mar 2013 , 4:39am
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Originally Posted by jennicake 

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1968mkm Posted 9 Mar 2013 , 12:50pm
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AHave you found the answer abou little balls in fondant?

handymama Posted 9 Mar 2013 , 1:23pm
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The little balls are most certainly PS. If you're making your own fondant sift the PS before you add it. If you're dusting commercial fondant, use a shaker. Little chunks would indicate fondant that has begun to dry out; in that case break off the hard fondant and throw it away -- don't try to knead it in. Whatever you do, don't use Wilton fondant. Tastes terrible and it's like rolling out a rubber ball.

ptanyer Posted 9 Mar 2013 , 1:27pm
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AWas your fondant old with hard edges or hard all over? If you used fondant with hard parts you will get little hard balls like you are describing when you roll out the fondant. You can either spend a lot of time and manually remove each and every little ball, or scratch it and start over with fresh fondant. You can also get the little balls, if you have fondant crumbs on your work surface from cutting out shapes.

TopTierCake Posted 9 Mar 2013 , 10:06pm
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If it's MM fondant that you made, there is another post here where the balls are forming from the marhsmellows... so it may not be the powdered sugar?? I've had PS balls in mine before, they aren't sticky- they kind of 'pop' when you squish them. Here's that other thread:

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