Cracked Fondant

Decorating By ljmlinda Updated 5 May 2013 , 1:03pm by ljmlinda

ljmlinda Posted 3 May 2013 , 6:47pm
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Please tell me how to keep my fondant from cracking after my cakes sits. I have tried adding shorting. Not sure what to do at this point. By the way I am using Satin Ice brand.

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kakeladi Posted 3 May 2013 , 9:49pm
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Are you properly warming up the fondant before rolling it out?  It needs to be kneeded well.

How thick/thin are you rolling it?

Is the cake properly prepared - nice & smooth icing or ganash on it?

What temp is the area yhou are working in?  This can effect some brands of commercially made fondants.

ljmlinda Posted 4 May 2013 , 12:00am
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Yes I am doing everything I know how. I usually make my own fondant and I do not have this problem, but it is so nice to just be able to reach and cut off as much as you need without the mess. I was hoping to be able to keep purchasing it.

ljmlinda Posted 5 May 2013 , 1:03pm
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I think I figured it out!! I added Crisco and kneeded it into the fondant and it did not crack!!  L

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