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!
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!
Walk away from the MMF. 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.
Try crisco'ing your hands.. it helps a lot w/ the stickiness.
I don't have any! Yikes! This has never happened before!
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!
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!
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!!
Good luck! Let us know how it turns out.
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!!!
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.
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 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!!