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I am doing a cake for a party tomorrow and the fondant is rolling out with these hard balls in them .....before I had this problem and it was the powdered sugar and I just had to squish are the little balls but now I am 15 my powdered sugar and when I squeeze these little balls they're like sticky. I am at a loss! I moved on to my second batch of fondant color and it is doing the same thing!
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That should say I had to squeeze the little balls .... and I don't know what I was writing when it put something about I am 15 lol
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Did you make your own fondant or is this store bought?  

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #6 of 9
Have you found the answer abou little balls in fondant?
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The little balls are most certainly PS. If you're making your own fondant sift the PS before you add it. If you're dusting commercial fondant, use a shaker. Little chunks would indicate fondant that has begun to dry out; in that case break off the hard fondant and throw it away -- don't try to knead it in. Whatever you do, don't use Wilton fondant. Tastes terrible and it's like rolling out a rubber ball.

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Was your fondant old with hard edges or hard all over? If you used fondant with hard parts you will get little hard balls like you are describing when you roll out the fondant. You can either spend a lot of time and manually remove each and every little ball, or scratch it and start over with fresh fondant. You can also get the little balls, if you have fondant crumbs on your work surface from cutting out shapes.
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If it's MM fondant that you made, there is another post here where the balls are forming from the marhsmellows... so it may not be the powdered sugar?? I've had PS balls in mine before, they aren't sticky- they kind of 'pop' when you squish them. Here's that other thread: http://cakecentral.com/t/755209/unmelted-gelatin-in-my-homemade-marshmellow-fondant-what-am-i-doing-wrong

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