Looking for experienced MMF users. I tried using MMF and found it was very sticky. I just cornstarch on my mat and crisco on my hands and the MMF stuck to my hands like crazy. Are you to only use the cornstarch? Has anyone applied color to the MMF? It seemed as I worked the MMF it became very sticky.
You probably need to add additional 10x sugar, if its sticking to your hand.
This is the recipe that I use: http://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/Fondant.htm
I make it in the KA with dough hook and I do use as much crisco as she suggests...it's possible to make it with less but it's not so easy to work with.
Also, when I make it, I let it rest overnight in a ziplock bag. Until it's rested, it's too sticky and soft to use.
I just add 10x sugar to mine until it's not so sticky anymore. When coloring I smear a little crisco on my hands and table when mixing it. HTH!
I've never liked using MMF. It's unpredictable stuff. It sounds like it needs more powdered sugar and some crisco kneaded into it. If you need it all colored.. the easiest way to do it is when you make it.. but it can be tricky to get it the right color sometimes.
I prefer to make real fondant.. it takes the same time and effort and the end product is better. I use this recipe:
It makes a really nice fondant that rolls out and smooths beautifully. You must let it rest over night (that's true with all fondants) or it will be VERY difficult to use. But after it rests it's wonderful to work with.. just as good as (if not better than) the commercial fondants.