Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Fondant figure trouble
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Fondant figure trouble

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi all I need help with the cracks or folds that happen to my fondant figures. I have been mixing 1/2 fondant 1/2 gumpaste. The small circles are fine but the large ones have creases that I can't get out. Ay tips? Will try to add picture of latest figure... I also have been using shortening to keep them moist. Thanks... Well it seems I can't add a picture using an iPad... Need help with that too... I you had a moment it's the baby teddy bear in my profile.
post #2 of 7
The same thing happens to me. I would also like to know how to stop it from happening ( or fix it when it does ).
post #3 of 7

Hi, I am not 100% sure what you mean, but i add shortening to the paste and use the same ratio as you.

I always start any shape for the figure by making a nice smooth ball in my hands first, then it is easy to shape or roll and i don't have problems with cracking or anything.

Hope this helps :)
 

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Cake topper for baby shower cake.. Had some problems with fondant creases.. But she's still cute

see the cracks on her head ... I tried very hard to roll the ball but it never came out

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

i added a picture of the problem.. it doesnt seem to happen on the small things just the larger ones?

thanks for the help

post #6 of 7

I also use half fondant half gumpaste, when I start getting cracks I  knead the gumpaste by pulling it apart like if it was gum and then making my ball again. If this does not help I add a little water to make the paste sticky again, try not to add so much shortening because it will be too greasy and you will never get the cracks out. Hope this helps

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ok.. Thanks.. I didn't think about adding water !
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Fondant figure trouble