Michelle Foster's Fondant Breaking! Help!

Decorating By Tashablueyes Updated 17 Jan 2009 , 2:56pm by mbt4955

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Tashablueyes Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:01am
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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?


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ibmoser Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:47pm
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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.

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mbt4955 Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:56pm
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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.

Good luck!

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