I was using Satin Ice Fondant on a cake last night. I had to recover the cake three times because the fondant would keep developing dry spots (almost elephant skin) or tearing. I was not even using any cornstarch when rolling out. I kneaded it very well. Why is it drying out so quickly? I also added some Glycerine to try and make it more pliable.
Any suggestions or which fondant do you all recommend?
Thank you for your help!
ATry using a bit of shortening or placing it in the microwave for about 5 seconds at a time.
You might have kneaded it too much which causes it to lose its elasticity and makes it dry out.
Maybe I did knead it too much. I was trying to get a rich purple. I'll try it on something else and see if that might be the problem. Thank you.
People have said that Satinice sometimes does that, so it might not have been anything you did. Were you adding food coloring into it?
it probably will be redeemable after it rests
I am a huge satin ice fan. I buy Satin Ice purple, black, hot pink & brown. Those 4 colors cause me to lose my religion when I try to make it.
and if those come out of the package too wet--i just let it sit out in the air for a few and that's enough drying it needs--for me anyhow
i basically never use cornstarch or anything to roll it out
i do use cornstarch kneaded in so it dries crisper like for making bows or something
sorry i got on a slight satin ice tangent ;)
Thank you everyone!
Yes, I thought I was going to lose my religion last night!!! :0 I will keep working with it and see what happens.
i think i did a 'end of life' on this gigantic blob of incorrigible poop brown fondant right before it end of lifed me
then much later i came back to it for something else entirely and it was awesome
maybe i used it bit by bit in some other fondant--it was not at all a total loss
a total nervous breakdown though ;)