How Thick?

Decorating By gloria Updated 20 Dec 2010 , 2:27pm by leily

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gloria Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 10:13pm
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anybody know how thick I should roll my fondant? I'm using Satin Ice.

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leah_s Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 10:21pm
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I go a wee bit less than 1/4". And I don't seem to have problems with cracking etc.

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JenniferMI Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 10:21pm
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When it comes to fondant, my belief is the thinner the better. But you have to work with a thickness that you are comfortable with. I use my semi-homemade white chocolate fondant and do it about 1/8" or even a little less.... but the chocolate fondant is stronger than straight from the bucket stuff. I would start at 1/4" and see if you can handle it. Go thinner if you can.

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indydebi Posted 19 Dec 2010 , 5:33am
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I agree with Jen that the thinner the better, but also agree that you need to be comfortable with it. One of the big reasons I stayed away from fondant for so long is that I would see cakes with thick layers of fondant and I thought they looked like Play-Doh; I just refused to put my name on something that looked like a play-doh cake. Once I tried it and found it could be rolled thin and looked nice, then I was hooked!

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leily Posted 20 Dec 2010 , 2:27pm
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I use satin ice and I usually go about 1/8". As others mentioned you need to do what is comfortable for you.

I also put a normal layer of buttercream underneath my fondant, and others swear by only using a crumb coat. It's all what works for you.

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