Fondant Problem

Decorating By cathie_shinnick Updated 29 Nov 2008 , 3:07pm by mamacc

cathie_shinnick Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 7:32pm
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i, I am tring to mold b hand 2 raven birds for a wedding cake( lie n Balto.) Dilema, the fondant will not staysmooth, ie: folds small cracks and thats while its still in the ball. Evev when I rolled it o cover h helmet it ever got all the way smooth. I made it myself MMf with lack colorad a bt of MMflavoring. What should I try?

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cathie_shinnick Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 7:40pm
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Sorry for all the typeo's Im holding a baby!!!!!!!!

Sweetcakes23 Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 7:43pm
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Usually when that happens to me it's due to these reasons.
Either:
1. I didn't have enough Crisco on my hands and kneaded into MMF

2. I tried to go into "molding" a nice, moist, criscoed up, item, with cornstarch or p.sugar on my hands and work area without washing/drying first. Must start with clean area and hands. For some reason when I mix the two, my MMF turns gritty and nasty.

Try that and see if it makes a difference!

CCCTina Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 7:44pm
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I always have that problem. Microwave it a little, then knead in Crisco until the cracking stops.

mamacc Posted 29 Nov 2008 , 3:07pm
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Keep rolling the ball until it gets smooth. MMF is really not the best thing to use for molding things though....

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