Fondant Help!

Decorating By countrygirlz Updated 17 Oct 2013 , 11:55pm by countrygirlz

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countrygirlz Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 6:12pm
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Hello!! I have made fondant a couple of times and both times it seemed to crack and not stay nice and smooth........what can I do to fix this??  The last recipe I used was Micheal Fosters fondant recipe.  Am I adding to much sugar?? Please help me figure out what to do to make perfect fondant!

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kakeladi Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 8:16pm
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It's a fine line between just right and too dry.

Try adding a bit of shortening and/or cut down on the amount of sugar.  Go slowly.  Don't take take out say like 2 cups and expect it to be right; start w/leaving out 1/4 c.  When you roll it out are you using p.s. on the surface or shortening?  Which ever you are using, try the other:)  When using shortening, put just a small dab on and rub it round well, then take a paper towel and lightly rub over it so you don't have too muich on the surface.

Personally I prefer to use Wilton, adding flavoring to it for a better taste.  I only made fondant once or twice and found it to be much to much work for me :)

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LaurasCakes273 Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 8:22pm
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Always wanted to make my own fondant. but after the same disasters you have had i gave up. so ill try this! thanks:)

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brandi garza Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 8:44pm
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AI make marshmallow fondant and it has a good taste and it is easy

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countrygirlz Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 11:55pm
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AThank you, I will try and play around, I just want it to be nice and smooth and not rolling apart......maybe next time it will work out for me.

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