Fondant Cracking After Placement..

Decorating By thebakedcupcake Updated 16 Dec 2013 , 1:47pm by thebakedcupcake

thebakedcupcake Posted 16 Dec 2013 , 4:24am
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I am a very novice baker, everything I've made so far is a first attempt. So over the weekend I created a "present" cake for my mother's birthday, and when I covered my cake in fondant it didn't crack once. But, once I placed my ribbons and bow those all ended up cracked. Curious if there are some tips out there to help me in the future with things like this, if I can prevent it, or fix it in some way? All help is highly appreciated!!




Side note: This was my first time to really work with fondant this much, I used satin ice. 

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Godot Posted 16 Dec 2013 , 5:39am
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AMake your ribbons and bows in gumpaste instead.

810whitechoc Posted 16 Dec 2013 , 9:40am
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Use gumpaste and rub a little shortening on your hands and the knead the gumpaste, this will help stop the cracking.

thebakedcupcake Posted 16 Dec 2013 , 1:47pm
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Thank you!

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