Fondant Wrinkles

Decorating By ennaej Updated 24 May 2009 , 12:21am by Rylan

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ennaej Posted 23 May 2009 , 2:53pm
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I've been having trouble with wrinkle in my fondant lately. I roll it to about 1/4" thick . Is this the problem?

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Texas_Rose Posted 23 May 2009 , 3:00pm
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Try putting your cake board on something that's smaller than the board itself, before you cover the cake. Then the fondant can hang down and it's less likely to get wrinkles before you can smooth it all out.

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kakeladi Posted 23 May 2009 , 11:38pm
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This is a common problem many who don't work often w/fondant have.
You just have to learn how to lift the fondant away from the cake and *slightly* stretch it to work those out.
What the other poster was referring to is to raise the cake (on a same-size board) up on something smaller than the cake a 9-12" cake can be put on a Crisco can. This allows the fondant to fall naturally all around the cake w/o wrinkles. You have to work fast to cut off any that hangs below the cake&board.
There are a number of videos on YouTube that show how this is done......sorry I don't have any links to direct you to.

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Rylan Posted 24 May 2009 , 12:21am
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I agree with everyone. I used to get wrinkles but not anymore. Just try smoothing it out on top of a smaller can.

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