What's Wrong With My Fondant!?!

Decorating By kiki80 Updated 16 Aug 2013 , 11:48am by costumeczar

kiki80 Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 9:59pm
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I bought a bucket of satin ice white buttercream flavor fondant, but why is it too sticky and way too soft?!

So soft that I can decorate with it, does anybody knows what's wrong and how can I fix it? I never had this problem before icon_sad.gif

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BatterUpCake Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:18pm
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I have that problem with the black SI I have. If it's white just wok a little powdered sugar into it

kiki80 Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:24pm
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Sorry I meant so say "so soft that I can't decorate with it" 

 

Thank you batterupcuke Im gonna try that I hope it works cause I need to decorate a wedding cake 

BatterUpCake Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:40pm
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Good luck! Post pics when you are done...

costumeczar Posted 16 Aug 2013 , 12:39am
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Cornstarch also works, and it hardens the fondant up faster than the sugar will so you won't need to add as much.

cakemom007 Posted 16 Aug 2013 , 12:39am
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or a little corn stretch might help..
 

BatterUpCake Posted 16 Aug 2013 , 12:40am
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how does that affect the taste?

cakemom007 Posted 16 Aug 2013 , 1:02am
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It taste about the same, when I'm working with my home made MMF I use corn starch if its too sticky and add water a few drops at a time if its too dry, all that powdered sugar is made of fine sugar mixed with cornstarch that is what it says on the bag anyway, to me it helps cut back on some of the sweet, and to me powdered sugar can be stickie sometimes..
 

BatterUpCake Posted 16 Aug 2013 , 1:03am
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Ahhhhhh...good to know

AZCouture Posted 16 Aug 2013 , 1:04am
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I'm a corn starch fiend, and am always kneading that into my MFF. Just have to use your judgment about when to stop, or you'll dry it out too much.

kiki80 Posted 16 Aug 2013 , 1:36am
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Thank you ladies I knew I could count on all of you icon_wink.gif I will try both I will report how it goes 

costumeczar Posted 16 Aug 2013 , 11:48am
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APowdered sugar is sugar and corn starch, so it won't affect anything other than how dry it is. Sugar attracts moisture to it, so adding powdered sugar doesn't work as fast to dry things out as adding straight corn starch.

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