Originally Posted by Jonesy13
I'm having a similar problem with my fondant -- this time Fondarrific. I'm rolling it out and getting elephant skin even on the rolling pin. Smeared everything up with a thin layer of Crisco and still trouble. Attaching an image. Any suggestions?
Fondarific--it's a candy melt based fondant, loaded with fats and is extremely different from other commercial fondants. I have never experienced elephant skin with it, or even anything close to it being "dried" out.
You might want to read here:
They do state to not use crisco with it.
As for glycerine, if you have VEGETABLE glycerine (Wilton sells it in small quantities, but it can be hard to find), maybe a few drops.
That would be my last resort. Personally, I just nuke it for 10 seconds on 40% power and then knead it well and let it sit before rolling it. That usually takes care of any issues.
And yes, you can knead it with some Wilton and it will give you a nice product.