Originally Posted by ptanyer
I'm having those same problems with SI tonight. 7 tier wedding cake, only 1 tier covered at this point and elephant skin all around the top of the cake. Used Crisco and rubbed it in all the cracks. Waiting to see what will happen. I am tired and worn out and still have 6 tiers left to cover. I had similar problems with SI in March and we finally kneaded some Wilton fondant into it and it seemed to help. But not today.
Also, no matter what I do, I seem to get specks in my fondant. I have scrubbed and cleaned my kitchen to no end and still have this problem. Does anyone else have this problem?
2 things - if you are having drying problems try mixing Duffs with SI...I know...probably too late for this cake but I have read rave reviews about mixing these two and what you get is perfect.
My last cake was all Duff due to what it was. I usually swear by SI but have gotten elephant skin on occassion with it. I will be mixing on my next cake for sure as I need to try this for myself.
As far as the specks...wear synthetic clothes...not cotton. If you have to wear cotton match the color of your clothes to the fondant color. Also have a spare piece of fondant. Rub your hands with it, rub your mat with it and your rolling pin. This will help a lot! Never a cure all but it really helps!