my fondant's tearing - help?

how do I keep my fondant from tearing?

From the editor:

Here's a few tricks to stop your fondant from tearing:

1. only work with what you need. Fondant dries out quickly, so keep any fondant you're not working with covered in double layers of plastic wrap.

2. If the fondant feels on the dry side when you start working with it, knead in a little vegetable shortening until it feels smooth and elastic.

3. Don't roll the fondant too thin when using it to cover a cake. You want a layer about 1/4" thick, to hide any imperfections in the cake underneath.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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