Decorating By astokes2 Updated 29 Jun 2012 , 9:53pm by kakeladi

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astokes2 Posted 26 Jun 2012 , 6:16pm
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okay for all the experts out there that are amazing with gumpaste and fondant, what is the trick to getting rid of any cracks... anytime I make anything just from shaping it or kneading it, it has little cracks in it and I have no idea how to get rid of them... any suggestions?

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CupcakeQT82 Posted 27 Jun 2012 , 2:39pm
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This is just the natural response but have you tried adding a little Crisco/shortening to the fondant/gumpaste? It may be too dry.

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JoesRight Posted 29 Jun 2012 , 5:30pm
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Yes, that is what I have seen. Just add a little more shortening.

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kakeladi Posted 29 Jun 2012 , 9:53pm
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It may need the shortening as mentioned but it also might need a bit more liquid - usually egg white. Try one or both.

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