Help!! Fondant Box Cracking

Decorating By tsal Updated 11 Feb 2010 , 9:34pm by sugarshack

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tsal Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 8:44pm
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I'm still working on that wine bottle cake and dh helped me roll out the pieces for the wine box, which are made of fondant. I was turning a piece over today (so that it could continue drying) and it started to crack. I put it down immediately and the crack was barely perceptible. I then used food coloring and clear vanilla to paint on some woodgrain detail. The teeny crack is not visible now but i'm afraid that the next time I touch it, it may crack even more.

Is there some way to reinforce it? The woodgrain detail added a little layer over it, but I'm not sure it will be enough. I could prepare another piece, but it may not be dry by tomorrow (cake is due tomorrow pm). Is there any way to speed drying?

Any help appreciated!!

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sugarshack Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 9:34pm
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paint the back with melted choc to give it more strenght

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