Sometimes when i roll out the fondant and cover the cake with it, the next day i notice patches of small cracks (looks like elephant skin to me) I am able to make it better by rubbing some crisco, but i really want to know what is causing this?i m thinking maybe i'm using too much sugar when i m rolling it. But if i don't, it sticks to the countertop Maybe i m not rolling it thin enough? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Oh, I use Satin ice btw.
when i use satin ice.. i have had the same problem.. i notice it pretty soon. even before the next day.. someone hopefully has the answer.. i like pettinice better than satin ice... it seems like... you have to really work fast with satin ice.
You get 'elephant skin' when your fondant dries out, You could be using too much sugar. Try rubbing your surfaces with white shortening before you start, tends to make it easier. or try getting some vinyl to roll your fondant on, it normally doesnt stick to that.
I love Satin Ice, but I don't even touch sugar when I'm trying to roll it out, it sticks to everything! Try rolling it out with shortening, as PP mentioned, or cornstarch. I usually just use corstarch when I'm working with small pieces, figures or whatnot, but the fondant won't absorb it the way it does with sugar. I love the shortening trick the best, you have to spend less time working with and it won't dry out. Clean up is a mess, though.
I agree with using pettinice, I have always had trouble with Satin Ice and then tried pettinice and love it.