First Attempt At Mmf--Crumbly What Did I Do Wrong?

Decorating By cupcakelady64 Updated 6 Aug 2009 , 5:08pm by cheatize

cupcakelady64 Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 12:16am
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my first attempt at MMF is crumbly and dry. i wrapped it up anyway, is there anything i can do to save it now?

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percussiongrrl Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 12:31am
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Add just a little water at a time and keep working with it. This has happened to me before and it's come back together with just a little more liquid. If it's hard to work with, put it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to soften it up. BE CAREFUL! It will be HOT!

mamaleah Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 12:31am
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When my MMF feels dry when I'm making it I just add a little more water and mix it in. You can also try putting it the microwave for a few seconds to soften it a little and kneed it more and add alittle bit of crisco too. Good Luck! icon_smile.gif

cupcakelady64 Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 12:39am
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Thanks for the quick reply and for the encouragement! icon_redface.gif
It is greatly appreciated! icon_biggrin.gif

jimandmollie Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 12:40am
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Throw in another bag of marshmallows!

They changed the bags of marshmallows from 16 ox to 10.5 oz and now I am using 2 bags marshmallows to one bag of powdered sugar (roughly).

I had the same problem and couldn't figure out why my fondant wasn't coming out. It is because they changed the amount in the darn bags! icon_smile.gif

BakeLoveMom Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 12:43am
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recently I made 7 batches to do a 4 tiered wedding cake with, mine also turned out dry and crumbly, I thought I was going to have to pitch them, I saved them by adding and kneading in crisco a tablespoon at a time, it took some kneading but all batches were saved. Try it.


sweetcakesbydesign Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 12:44am
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try and microwave it for 10-15 sec.

Deb_ Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 1:13am
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Yeah be sure your bag is the 16 oz size, I've noticed the large marshmallows are still coming in the large size bags near me, but the small ones are 10 oz.

I also stir in a couple tablespoons of Crisco during the mixing process to help it come together.

A lot of times I don't even use the entire 2lb bag of PS.

cupcakelady64 Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 1:32pm
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thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

i was able to save it! AND soooo much cheaper!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Keep on cakin'!! icon_wink.gif

cheatize Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 5:08pm
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Huh. I thought I just never noticed the weight on the bag before. Just recently discovered that myself. Now I toss in a bag and weigh more on a scale to get the right amount called for in the recipe.

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