Thin Fondant

Decorating By bsharp Updated 23 Aug 2008 , 3:50am by dellboi2u

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bsharp Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 3:39pm
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Does anyone know how to get fondant really thin & then move it to the cake? I am having a hard time with it tearing. Also want to try and put it around the cake looking like silk wrapped around the cake in layers.

Thanks for your help.

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JoAnnB Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 6:11pm
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roll it out onto a plastic sheet, then use the plastic to transfer the fondant. It might work for you.

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Hollysuann Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 8:15pm
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I know adding gumpaste to fondant allows it to be rolled out really thin without tearing, but I am not sure how it would affect the texture once it dries on the cake. Might dry too hard?

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dellboi2u Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 3:50am
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I roll my fondant out and then lay my long rolling pin on top of the fondant right in the middle of the piece I rolled out. I then pull back the fonant over my rolling pin. I then lift the rest of the fondant with my rolling pin. (so now you are holding all of your fondant drapped over your rolling pin) I then transfer it to the cake. I can roll out very thin fondant and transfer it very easily this way. Let me know if this makes any sense... it's hard to describe, but very easy to do lol.

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