Wondering What The Deal Is?

Decorating By simplyput Updated 26 Sep 2009 , 3:00pm by KHalstead

simplyput Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 3:21pm
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My mmf keeps coming out shiney, am i not using enough powered sugar and if i use too much won't it crack? Can some help me? icon_redface.gif

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KHalstead Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 3:37pm
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are you using a lot of shortening while kneading/rolling it?

simplyput Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 3:53pm
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Just enough to keep my hands greased

Loucinda Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 4:01pm
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You don't want to keep your hands "greased" you just want to keep the fondant from sticking - use a TINY amount on your hands - not a lot at all.

simplyput Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 4:07pm
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Thanks i'll try again

KHalstead Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 3:00pm
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the shortening will reabsorb if you let the mmf sit a bit......don't toss it. Once i cover a cake in fondant I grease the whole thing up generously with shortening to get all the corn starch residue off of it.......within a few hours all the shininess goes away!

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