I have the makins one and every time I use it the fondant comes out dry and has cracks along the sides. I use MMF if that helps. The fondant is moist when I put it in the extruder it's just when it comes out.
Thanks for any suggestions!
You have to mix in a good bit of veg shortening to run any type of fondant thru an extruder.
I agree with Leahs. I seriously coat the inside of the extruder and the disc really well with shortening or it dries coming out. It also makes it much easier to extrude.
Thanks guys! I will try that!
Um, no, not all extruders require shortening to be added to the fondant.
I exclusively use a Makin's Professional Extruder and the only time I have to add a little shortening to the fondant is when my 50/50 fondant/gumpaste blend or tylose/fondant blend has gotten a little dry.
97% of the time, it comes out beautifully without adding shortening. I use Satin Ice fondant.
i knead in shortening to the fondant and put shortening on the surfaces of the extruder. Especially for thin discs like for guitar strings it needs a good amount of shortening in the fondant itself.