Doing Cake Now! Please Help!!

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kandu001 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 1:44am
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I don't know what's wrong w/ my MMF. It was perfect until I tried to add blue coloring gel. Now it's a big sticky mess! I've added more PS and more Corn starch and nothing! It's stuck to my decorator gloves and I don't know what to do! I need to finish this blue "viagra pill" cake tonight and it's either my MMF or nasty Wilton.

What do I do!!!????

Thank you sooooo much!

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emiyeric Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 1:51am
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Do you have GumTex? You can add a little bit of that (depending on the amount of MMF, a half teaspoon or so at a time), and it will de-stick the stuff fantastically. Good luck!

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FeGe_Cakes Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 1:52am
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Walk away from the MMF. icon_biggrin.gif Seriously...let it sit for a minute. I let mine sit uncovered for about 10 - 15 minutes and it dries out a bit.

Someone might have a better suggestion.

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sweet_teeth Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 1:52am
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Try crisco'ing your hands.. it helps a lot w/ the stickiness.

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kandu001 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 1:53am
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I don't have any! Yikes! This has never happened before!

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kandu001 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 1:56am
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Sorry, I was posting to FeGe_Cakes, but to Alexandra, I do have Crisco. The problem is I used the decorator gloves and it's completely stuck to them!!

I'm pretty much panicing (sp?) right now!

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emiyeric Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 2:06am
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I agree with the "let it sit" option. I know time is of the essence, but if you walk away from it for an hour, let it rest and dry out a little bit (it won't dry out too much, don't worry), it should help. I also second the thought of a little crisco. Argh! My heart goes out to you on a deadline! icon_smile.gif

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kandu001 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 2:33am
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It's been almost an hour now and I haven't even looked at the fondant since I put it down. I'm going to try again....here goes!!

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IcedTea4Me2 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 2:44am
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Good luck! Let us know how it turns out.

Lisa

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maggiev777 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 3:11am
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I vote for using crisco too. I usually use crisco when I'm working in the color, and then switch to conf sugar when I'm rolling it out (so it won't be too shiny on the cake).

I hope it worked out for you!!!

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__Jamie__ Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 3:13am
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For next time...add the coloring to the marshmallows after you take the bowl out of the microwave. Before you mix anything in at all.

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kandu001 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 7:10pm
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Hi again, here's what ended up happening.

I went back to the MMF after letting it sit for almost an hour. It was a little better to the touch, but still a big sticky mess, so instead of continuing to freak out icon_razz.gif I decided to not use the gloves. I greased my hands w/ Crisco and started picking the MMF off of the gloves in little bits and kneading ps and cornstarch into it. I was able to salvage enough to cover the cake. Unfortunately the cake isn't as great as I would have liked, but it's just for my hubby's uncle anyway.

Thank you so much for all of your help everyone!!

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