Fondant icing cracking

by Suzanne Radcliffe
(United Kingdom)


I am making fondant petals that fold over and are left for 48 hours to dry. A cotton ball is placed within to keep the gap between the top and lower petal.

When I remove the cotton ball, the edges of the fold crack.
How can I repair this without having to make another from scratch again?

Thanks for your help.
Suzanne Radcliffe

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Sep 17, 2010
by: Anonymous

Another suggestion, for next time try using gum paste instead of fondant. Gum paste will get harder faster than
fondant and is less likely to crack

Aug 04, 2009
Repairing Fondant Flowers
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Suzanne,

To repair small tears you can grease your fingertips with vegetable shortening and very gently rub over the crack to smooth the area.

Good luck!

Michelle (editor)

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