My Fondant Has No Elasticity!!

Decorating By darrahmomof3 Updated 25 Oct 2007 , 2:18pm by jsmith

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darrahmomof3 Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 9:36pm
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I have worked all day trying to get this darn fondant to be the perfect red color and I finally got it!! Now I go to roll it out and it just wants to rip! icon_mad.gif I have made lots of fondant and never had it do this. IF I get it rolled out I go to pick it up and it rips in half, usually it just streaches out. What can I do to make it more elastic like??? icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif I CAN NOT make anymore, I think I will pull my hair out!!! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

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sgilmer Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 10:41pm
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Try kneading in some glycerine.

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CheriN Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 3:49am
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I think that maybe the red coloring dried it out a bit... I would add more shortening... HTH

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tobycat Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 6:27am
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That coloring can change the consistency a lot. Do you have any extra white fondant to knead in? That might help. Or, add a few drops of water and knead in. Glycerine might help too.

One thing I've learned is that the color darkens by the next day, so I don't worry about getting that perfect color anymore as I'm making it. The next day, it's always exactly where I want it to be.

Hope you get this worked out.


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jsmith Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 2:18pm
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I think that happens because the food colors are water based so it's like adding more water to the fondant. I haven't figured out a way to save fondant when that happens. If nothing else works you may need to buy the wilton fondant if that's all you can get in your area.

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