When you click on a page, scroll past this week's featured photo to view.


This site is dedicated to sharing what we have learned with you! Enjoy our tutorials, and if you have a question please feel free to ask! I know one of our sugar enthusiasts will either know or try to find the answer.
We all have something to share...and we all have something to learn!


Modeling Chocolate Roses

Modeling Chocolate Roses
Check out Mame Recckio Wolfe's tutorial for modeling chocolate roses! Amazing! Thank you Mame!



Monday, August 24, 2009

How to Restore Hardened Fondant

The other day I wanted to make a peony from sugarpaste.
I like to mix fondant with Tylose to create a gumpaste for flowers.
So I went to get some fondant out of the pail and realized that I hadn't
completely secured the lid to for an airtight seal.
When I touched the fondant with my metal spoon, it was hard as a rock!
I began to dig out the hardened fondant to throw it away.
I had essentially lost about 2 lbs of fondant! ARRRRGH!

My friend, Susie Hazard, had just told me that she had just read that platinum paste could be restored by microwaving and rolling it out. So I wondered if it would work on fondant.
I took about a 3 inch size ball of the "rocky road" fondant and microwaved it for 5 seconds on high power.

Next I placed it on my fondant board that was generously spread with vegetable shortening, and rolled it thin. It really worked!! All the lumps and bumps disappeared.
The fondant was smooth and restored back to it's softened state.
I continued to do this until all 2 lbs of fondant was restored!!

Tutorial by Jacque Benson
All Rights Reserved

This material may not be republished or reproduced in any manner without the expressed permission of the author.


  1. I am a new blogger, but an old baker. Your blog is awesome.

    1. Thank u so much for the tip,i was planning to throw away about 4 lbs of fondant cause its as hard as a rock,u saved it all

  2. Jacque...I tried this today and it really worked for me too!! YAY!!! Thanks for posting your fantastic tip!!!

  3. Didn't work for me, so what did I do wrong??
    Happy 2013 and thanks for the great tutorials, love this site. x

  4. Wow I wish I would have found this before I threw out my fondant! Thanks for sharing.

  5. So glad I found this tip. Hope it works!

  6. Does this help in restoring Tylose Gumpaste? Mine is not rock hard, but stiff to the point of folds and cracks Not blending in when I need the paste, and whenmolding/making balls, the layers come apart. ANY help will be greatly appreciated.


    1. Christie, try kneading in a little bit of piping gel.

    2. Very professional website! Can I mention this tutorial on my website http://www.natainitalia.it/ ?


  7. Hey, I made fondant as a first timer yesterday and my fondant was hard and crummy, so full of cracks. I tries adding Glycerine, it didn't help. The shortening was too much, it was so greasy on my working surface. So after reading several websites, finally got one that instructed to add the glucose/corn syrup. So I did. It definitely helped but my fondant paste was just still cracking, not fully incorporated as one and smooth. So today I tried making another batch. This time I realized my gelatin mixture from my first fondant was too thick because this recent one turned out great when my gelatin was lighter! So I decided to mix a teaspoon of the same gelatin and knead it to my initially made fondant and it did wonders. It became elastic and soft and even the greasy feeling went away. Now I can't tell the difference between the two.

  8. I made some modelling chocolate with real chocolate and mixed it with fondant and it seemed great, but when I’ve just decided to add more white fondant to it to make it easier paler has had a kind of crust formed on it. When I have kneaded it really well I can just see and feel little lumps every where, do u think I can restore this back to smooth?


We really appreciate your comments and always look forward to hearing from you!

However we do not like spam, derogatory comments, or foul language. We would appreciate it if your would refrain from doing so or your comment will be deleted.

Search This Blog

The Tutorials This Week Were Generously Shared by


All GIFS on this site via GIPHY! Thank you GIPHY!

And to ALL of our Readers...


This is fun!

Shimmer and Shine Drip Cake Tutorial by our SugarTeachers member, Marie Garcia, owner of Marie's Sweet Cakes. Give her a thumb's up and subscribe to Marie's Sweet Cakes YouTube channel!

A Very Sweet Tutorial by Bobbie Noto

A Very Sweet Tutorial by Bobbie Noto
Time for festivities to begin! Start with these festive little animals on sugar cookies. Click on photo to access tutorial on Bobbie Noto's beautiful website, 5th Avenue Cake Design.

Cake Balls or Truffles?

Cake Balls or Truffles?
A great tutorial shared by Rhonda Christensen. Click on photo to see the tutorial!
Related Posts with Thumbnails