How Do I Get Mmf The Right Consistency?

Decorating By positivethinkingtina Updated 15 Mar 2008 , 7:28pm by positivethinkingtina

positivethinkingtina Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 7:08pm
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I am new to cake decorating and having lots of fun, but I can't seem to get my mmf to the right consistency. Mostly it cracks when I roll it out, and many times, it tears while I am trying to cover the cake. I am rolling it to about 1/4" thick. Should it be thinner? I appreciate any suggestions and advice you can give me.

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jsmith Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 7:20pm
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The cracking means too much powdered sugar was added. I start off adding five cups of powdered sugar and then knead in about 1/3 cup more at a time until I get the right consistency. The fondant should be just stiff enough that when you let it rest a minute it doesn't spread too much. You should also be able to pull a piece off like taffy for a few inches before it breaks. It's better to make it too soft than add too much sugar. You can add more the next day after it's set up.

positivethinkingtina Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 7:28pm
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Thanks, I will try that.

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