Elephant Skin While Kneading! Any Fix?

Decorating By WalkersNC Updated 9 Sep 2022 , 12:10am by WalkersNC

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WalkersNC Posted 8 Sep 2022 , 1:55pm
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I can see that my fondant is separating/tearing even as I knead it.  Is there any fix?  When stretching it, it's looking like elephant skin already, before getting on the cake!

Do I need to start all over, or can this fondant be fixed?  Crisco, maybe?

Thanks in advance!  I seem to be having cake issues this week:)

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ReginaCoeliB Posted 8 Sep 2022 , 7:06pm
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Elephant skin is usually the sign of a dry fondant, try using a few drops of water at the time, and knead really well until it gets pliable, cmc or tylose will also be of help together with the water. Crisco, on the other side will make it drier and crumblier. Good luck!

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WalkersNC Posted 9 Sep 2022 , 12:10am
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Thank you.  I think it happened because of the marshmallows.  They've been in the pantry for five months, and I don't see an expiration date.

Water and Tylose it is.  Appreciate the help.

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