I just got done using Michelle's fondant for the second time and I have to say that I love it. But the issue is tha I made a bunch of butterflies and flowers with it and they are all cractking and breaking. Do you think I need to adjust the recipe for our very dry weather or something? I love her fondant and it is so smooth and great to work with... so what's going on with my darn decorations?
Don't know what is going on unless there is too much ps kneaded into the fondant. We have such high humidity here that I can't use fondant for 3-d work - it just melts into a blob. You might try kneading in a bit of shortening and/or a few drops of glucose if it is really dry. Then maybe mix it with gumpaste or add CMC powder or even Wilton's Gumtex to firm it up.
I just got Michele's Bloomin' Garden DVD (I'm VERY excited) and she recommended Nicholas Lodge's fondant recipe for dry areas. Unfortunately, we are very, very humid, so I won't be trying it but you might want to give it a shot.