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Topic Title: Help!! Dried out fondant!!
Created On Sunday May 17, 2009 7:27 AM
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Amy:)
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Posted: Sunday May 17, 2009 7:27 AM

I had bought some Wilton's fondant and placed it in a bag to keep. A week later it is dried out and hard. Could someone tell me how to bring this back to life and tell me how to store the fondant so that it doesn't dry out?
 
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bunnywoman
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Posted: Sunday May 17, 2009 10:01 AM

Was there a hole in your bag? Did it not get completely zipped shut? It got air to it somehow to dry it out.

The really dry parts just cut off and throw away. Try nuking the rest in the microwave for a few seconds. Remove and knead to restore. You might try adding a little bit of water to it and use "Crisco greased hands" to knead it.
 
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myna102
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Posted: Sunday May 17, 2009 11:14 AM

have you tried making your own fondant, it's really easy and alot cheaper.
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Sunday May 17, 2009 11:28 PM

I wonder if you remembered to coat the fondant with shortening before storing?
 
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Carpentergirl
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Posted: Monday May 18, 2009 9:41 AM

Well there is your first mistake.........you bought the Wilton fondant. J/k lol Yep, like bunnywoman said, a little nuke in the micro, and some shortening on the hands, should put it back into shape. Even my beloved Satin Ice gets hard, and I just break off a hunk and put it in the microwave to soften it back up again. Also when storing, I wrap chunks of it up in waxed paper, or saran wrap before I put it in the ziploc bag. give it a try!
 
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