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asked July 3rd 2012

Fondant cracking.

What’s the best way o avoid fondant cracking,and the best way o fix the cracks when they happen. It always happens to my cakes even if I don’t use aLott of icing sugar.

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What’s the best way o avoid fondant cracking,and the best way o fix the cracks when they happen. It always happens to my cakes even if I don’t use aLott of icing sugar.

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Hi Denise, I always rub a little trex into my hands, like you would hand cream, before kneading the fondant and find that prevents the icing from cracking. You can also knead a tiny bit of trex into you fondant. I smooth already cracked icing with my hands and the warmth from them usually repairs any damage.

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don’t let you’r sugarpast dry out to fix a crack try a little shorting [trex] on you’r fingertips and smooth  the crack

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I use Trex and Massage the cracked area on the cake.

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Hi denise, I use the warmth from my hands as a rule but also I have put a desk lamp on near to the cake for a few mins ( the warmth from the bulb helps) and I find it just softens the surface so its easier to work. Dont leave it too long though or it will either skin the fondant so you cant smooth or make the surface too soft. Hope this helps

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Thanks everyone,I will try the trex and lamp.

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Work quickly, don’t overknead or use too much icing sugar.  Try Karen davies marshmallow paste.  Expensive but doesn’t seem to crack!  Could be worth it if you are having trouble.