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try adding just a small dab of shortening to the fondant then knead it in. It adds a bit of moisture without overdoing it. you can add more or less depending on how dry your fondant is. (This is really good for when you've rolled the same color over and over again) The shortening just brings it back to life and helps keep it kinda stretchy so it doesn't crack as much. Good luck
Hi! First, Wilton fondant is awful. It tastes and smells like plastic.
I think one thing everyone does that I think is wrong is use cornstarch with fondant. It dries it out and causes cracks. Use powered sugar.
Global sugar art is a great place to find fondant as well as other suppliers. I personally really like Fondx. I've always had great luck with it.
I've tried the homemade fondant without alot of success. I liked the flavor, but getting the consistency right everytime is a crap shoot.
I hope you find what you need. Good luck!
Matthew 26 - 28
Matthew 26 - 28
The Duff brand is good, but I find it to be a bit too soft sometimes making it a little difficult to work with. I use Satin Ice Fondant, was thinking about trying some of that fondorific stuff. I like the satin ice though, so nice to work with and I don't hardly have to use gumpaste or tylose powder for my decor anymore. You can order it online from Cakesupplies4U.com.
I really like Satin Ice fondant (very tasty, too), but it's expensive at our local cake decorating store, and to buy it online (less expensive, but then there's shipping), doesn't help if I need it quickly (just a hobby decorator, so don't buy on a regular basis), so I started making my own MMF. I have only tried this recipe, but I like it so much I haven't tried any others.
It uses Wilton fondant as one of the ingredients, so that adds a bit more cost, but I buy it at Michaels with the coupon of the day, so it's quite reasonable.
It makes a good amount, is a dream to work with, stores beautifully, and is great for modeling as it hardens nicely.
The only downside is the flavour is kind of blah, so I replace some of the water with clear vanilla flavouring, which helps.