This is the first time that I have made MMF and it was a sticky mess! What did I do wrong? I made it yesterday, covered it well and let it rest. It was a disaster! I pulled it off of the cake and I'll finish it with buttercream. I am so disappointed
i had that problem too! i think you need more powdered sugar. you can also work in crisco a little at a time. just keep adding till you get it like you want it.
And corn starch works better for me, when i roll it out. HTH
You need to work it with your hands. The consistency should resemble fondant. Add more PS if sticky and more shortening/crisco/coconutfat if dry. When it's soft and pliable it's ready for use. It's good to leave it sticky when you leave it to rest. It goes a bit stiffer when it rests. So it sounds like you did it right except the working of the "doe"
Okay - I ended up covering it in buttercream instead which changed my whole game plan but I think that it's going to look really good. Thanks for the tips for my next attempt and I will post the picture when I'm done