So..... I think my fondant is NOT my friend! lol!
I recently attempted to make fondant using a recipe others have had great success with and I followed it to a "T".. it consisted of 1 TBSP gelatin, 1/4 c. water, 1 tsp extract, 1/2 c. light corn syrup, 1 TBSP glycerin, 2 lbs. sifted PS and about a tsp of crisco folded in at the end while mixing...
After making it, the fondant seemed great! Until I colored it and started trying to roll it out :(
I had to continuosly dust the counter (sorry, new to this and haven't purchased a mat yet) with extra powdered sugar (I read this helps), it still stuck. tried using a "puff" with corn starch and it did it as well. When I finally was able to get it OFF the counter and on the cake with out any rips it was so powdery and began to tear. I had to remove it and try again more times than I want to recount. i even had to microwave it a few times to make it soft again. I became so frustrated at the end but got my cake done and decent looking. BUT, i let it sit overnight and the fondant is breaking off in pieces if slightly touched. PLEASE HELP! I am losing my mind here! I am going to attempt to cover the damage with piping at the bottom but i would love to make a good, pliable fondant that I hear so much about! :)
I'm wondering if it's due to over-kneading during the coloring?