Cake Decorating

Fondant sticking

I have tried to make camouflage fondant icing to cover a cake today but it kept sticking to the mat I was rolling it on and I had plenty of icing sugar under it. Any ideas why this happened and what I need to do to stop it next time? Thanks


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Depending upon where you are in the world, it could have been caused by humidity. A lot of color added to fondant can also make it sticky, if it has not set up for a few hours or overnight.

I prefer to lightly grease my rolling surface with shortening (Crisco, Trex), then wipe off any excess with a paper towel. This works particularly well if you are using a silicon mat which can be picked up to position the fondant on the cake.

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