I'm not a newbie, have been decorating cakes for 2-3 years, but have not had too much experience with fondant. I've watched many, many videos, read many articles and read through the forums for answers.
I've seen people use cornstarch, powdered sugar and nothing in regards to when they roll their fondant out for cutting fondant decorations. When I use nothing, the fondant sticks (and I'm not using tylose for gumpaste). When I use powdered sugar, the fondant still sticks somewhat, but also dries out. When I use a teensy tiny bit of cornstarch, I get the dried out elephant skin, making my fondant flowers look like crap. As a side note, I am keeping the cut flowers covered in plastic to keep it from drying out too fast…and I am using Satin Ice.
Any ideas that I can use to keep them looking flawless? I am a bit of a perfectionist, but I don't remember having this much trouble a couple of years ago when I made fondant roses for a friends wedding cake for the first time. No elephant skin or problems then.
Not sure what is different or going on.