I made my first batch of MMF a couple days ago and it tore when i put it on the cake...maybe I made it to thin? Then when I went to make a bow I couldn't get it to hold its shape. Do you think I need more icing sugar in it?
Thanks for any input
What was the consistency of it? Was it very sticky or more on the dry side?
MMF is not the best medium for making bows. You can make it from a 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste or just plain gumpaste. It's the tylose powder which gives it better consistency, more icing sugar just dries out your MMF.
It could be that your icing was rolled too thin. However, there are afew reasons why fondant cracks. It could be that you fondant was too dry, in that case, add some crisco or similar to the fondant to soften it. When you put your icing on the cake, make your there is not alot of excess paste. Fondant is heavy and this will be pulling on the corners of your cake. As you attach the fondant to the sides of your cake, pull up slightly, rather than pulling down and this will help prevent cracks.[/quote]
When you were making the bow, were you propping it up on something or draping it over something so it could dry? It takes at least a day for MMF to dry hard and if you take it off of whatever you're drying it on, or if you've got the bow stuffed with balled up plastic wrap and take that out too soon, it will not hold its shape.