I made ds' birthday cake today. Lightly dusted the table with icing sugar and attempted to roll a large square. Ended up with a large parallelogram which was totally stuck to the table. When I lifted it it tore in a couple of places. End result is fine, I've patched and covered the dodgy bits with Batmanny things but what did I do wrong? This happens every time I try using fondant. Have got to make dd's bday cake next week so could do with some tips.
The amazing tip I picked up somewhere is to use cornflour to dust your surface rather than icing sugar. Don't worry, you can't taste it at all and it gives a lovely smooth surface. Yes to the clingfilm of lunatic's DH, but I find greaseproof paper is even better as you don't tend to get any wrinkles in it.
But deffo try the cornflour instead of icing sugar tip, it works so well, I assume because it isn't sticky. HTH
I love you all! I used the corn flour and for the first time ever have managed a beautifully rolled square of icing that transfered to the cake without disaster. So delighted. The corn flour makes it so easy to work with. Thank you