Is It Truly Really Necessary....

Decorating By yiyo21 Updated 13 Sep 2009 , 9:18pm by DDiva

yiyo21 Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 8:10pm
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hi! my sister has just told me that she wants a cake for her boss for .. TONIGHT icon_surprised.gif if possible or at least tomorrow morning, of course i do not have enough ingredients... but well that can be fixed, but now im looking for a MMF recipe and i have just read that it needs to be sit for a night!!! icon_eek.gif is this really necessary??? i dont want to do it and start the decorations at 2 AM icon_cry.gif so... any help would be really appreciated....

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leah_s Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 8:12pm
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Can you not just use buttercreme?

yiyo21 Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 8:18pm
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i hadnt thought on asking her that, i was so fix in doing it with fondant, but i think she will agree, although my BC is not that good looking jajaja, but well due to the short notice i think she will have to say yes THANKS

kmdrysdale Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 8:23pm
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I made MMF and used it right away, Till this week i did not know i have to wait till over night! oopsicon_smile.gif I think almost all my cakes(which are not alot) I made the fondant while the cake was baking. Thinks you learn as you read on here.

Honeychild Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 8:41pm
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I probably use the same recipe as you and I've never waited overnight, or at all. I figure there is no gluten or any other protein that would require the product to relax so I don't know why this is called for in the recipe. I'd say go ahead and use right away only because I've done this and have not had a problem. Good luck! icon_smile.gif

majka_ze Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 8:47pm
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The reason for waiting is, in my opinion, to let the sugar better dissolve. Sometimes MMF won't work right, but if you let it stand overnight, it gets OK.
If you can't leave the time work for you and start to have problems - simply invest more work. Either knead it longer or /easier/ roll the MMF out as thin as you can, knead it together again, roll out...

But most of the time we are lucky and don't need it.

indydebi Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 8:51pm
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I'd remind her that walmart is open 24 hours and she can get a last minute cake from them.

__Jamie__ Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 9:05pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I'd remind her that walmart is open 24 hours and she can get a last minute cake from them.




No kidding.

MrsNancyB1 Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 9:09pm
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I don't think you have to wait overnight. However, I would leave it to rest for about an hour to firm up just a little bit. I think if you use it right away after mixing it, it will be really stretchy still.

And ditto the walmart idea. icon_wink.gif

DDiva Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 9:18pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I'd remind her that walmart is open 24 hours and she can get a last minute cake from them.




I'm with Debi and Jamie!! Can't even imagine giving it a second thought.

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