So, my issues with the design aside (I'm just frustrated with that too, lol!) I am having so much trouble with my fondant today! One of the things I pride myself on, and one of the most frequent comments I get, is how smooth/flawless my fondant is. But it's just not working for me today! Part if it is because I'm working with cake dummies and they are hard to smooth against because they just fly across the table! I covered my 8" x 6" tall tier no problem... by my little 6" x 5" is giving me fits! I've had to pull the fondant off so many times because it kept tearing at the top edge!
So now, I think I must have over worked the fondant because it just keeps tearing all over! And of course it's a custom color, that is supposed to match the tier under it, and I'm working with the last I have of that color!
I am beyond frustrated! This is my first bridal show and the dummy cake is going to be the centerpiece of the dessert table! I want this to be the best representation of my skills and THIS is the day I'm having soooo much trouble!
So, I've walked away to let the fondant "rest" and to vent to some fellow cakers.... does anyone think this batch of fondant is salvageable... or do I just need to scrap it and do my best to match the color with some additional fondant? (I am using Satin Ice and rollling it out on the Mat, so I haven't added any PS or shortening to it beyond what came off the dummy). I have a feeling I know the answer, lol... just not one I'm thrilled about!