Cracking Fondant

Decorating By Heatherly30 Updated 4 Jul 2008 , 12:38am by -K8memphis

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Heatherly30 Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 12:12am
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I am clueless when it comes to fondant, but I am making some accent pieces for my weekend cake. One piece looks like a piece of paper, and the other looks like a tape measure, but I have made it wavy to give it some dimension. It is cracking. Why is this happening, and what can I do to prevent it?

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-K8memphis Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 12:38am
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Add a little shortening.

But I mean you gotta use freshly kneaded fondant. You want to get it all warmed up (in your hands) and happy and flexible first too.

Somebody prolly knows where there's a tutorial on that somewhere on here.

And I mean it will get dry as it sits out--it firms up so you have to handle carefully too.

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