I have recently tried to make fondant, the old fashioned way, with sugar, water and cream of tartar.
the final result, looked perfect, and if warmed it would make a perfect pouring fondant for cupcakes,and petit fours. But I need the fondant to cover a cake and mold a few characters. I did try adding Sodium carboxymethycellulose, though it did not make any difference. The fondant, was too soft, and sticky, and cracked when I rolled it out.
I know, i should just buy a tub from Crumbs, which i will most probably do in the end. though its worth a try.
I would appreciate and advice