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post #16 of 18
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Tiina20 if your fondant is really hard it is O.K. to soften it in the microwave.  I have done it on many occasions. Just be very careful as it melts from the centre first.  Put it in for 10-15 seconds at the most the first time, give it a knead and then put it back in for 10 second or less bursts, with a bit of a knead in between.  I have never had to put it in for more than about 25 seconds.  It will still need to be kneaded properly before you roll it out but you won't be exhausted from all the kneading.  If it ends up a bit soft then you will need to wait until it cools down before using. Nowadays I am using Satin Ice.  It is a lot softer than some brands and I find that I never have to microwave it before kneading.

 

Hey cazza1, thanks for your reply, good to know as most of the times i end up with some fondant on the plate :P its true it does melt center first

post #17 of 18
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any one knows of a free online program that lets me design the cake i've drew as a model ? like the ones that look like 3D-ish cos i finally came up with a design idea :)

post #18 of 18
I know this might be a little late but have you tried using homemade marshmallow fondant? I use it all the time and its super soft and easy to work with and WAY cheaper than the store bought stuff. 1 bag of regular size marshmallow 1/4c shortening microwave in 30 sec burst till melted stirring in btwn then add powdered sugar till its no longer sticky. I usually use about 1lb powdered sugar. Oh and cover your hands in shortening while you are adding the powdered sugar this stuff is super sticky!
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