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Topic Title: When rolling out fondant how thick?
Created On Thursday May 13, 2010 1:24 PM
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overwhelmedmom
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Posted: Thursday May 13, 2010 1:24 PM

When you are going to roll out fondant to cover a cake how thick should the fondant be?
If it tears and is too dry should you use confections sugar?

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DesignGirlinMo
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Posted: Thursday May 13, 2010 2:08 PM

I'm pretty new to cake decorating, so you may get better answers from more experienced cakers, but I'll tell you what I have found to be true. I roll out my fondant to approx. 1/8" thick for covering cakes. Many of the experts will say 1/4", but a little thinner works better for me. It's hard for me to smooth the sides with anything thicker than about 1/8". I wouldn't roll it out any thinner than 1/8" though, otherwise it will probably tear.

If your fondant is too dry, you don't want to add more powdered sugar; that will only dry it out more. Add a tiny bit of water or try some shortening.
 
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