I have a question about working with MMF. I made my first batch last week and I absolutely loved it!! (Tastes better and was cheaper!) But I made my batch just white and as I needed to color it I just took little chunks and colored it. My problem and questions come from when I was kneading in the color. The MMF started sticking to my surface and hands. In the Wilton courses I was taught to use shortening on the surface and on my hands. Does the same go for MMF or should I be using powdered sugar or should I be using the mix of p. sugar and cornstarch? I didn't know which way to go and some of the MMF got dry and crackly. UGH!! it was frustrating, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
when i color my mmf i try to do it in the liquid stage, unless i only need a small amount colored. i use shortening on my hands and work surface while kneading.
shortening all the way!!!
Use the shortening for the mixing of the colour.
A bit of powdered sugar when rolling it out.
If you add too much colour it changes the consistancy of the fondant. Add some fresh fondant to the colours that have become dry and are cracking. It should improve the texture.
I find that if you want a darker shade of a colour it is better to use dusting powders to achieve this rather than a lot of food colouring..