Hello everyone. I am having trouble with my MMF. It seems fine intil I roll it out to apply to a cake. After I apply it is dry and cracked. I let it set for a while and then Presto! bubbles appear and my fondant is squishy. Horrible for stacking cakes. What am I doing wrong? Can anyone help?
Thank You in advance
Hmmm . . . no idea, but I will give you a bump
Is your cake room temperature?
What is on your cake before the fondant?
Did you let your cake rest before you put the fondant on?
I've never had one swing from one extreme to the other like that.
My recipe for MMF says that if the fondant is dry, add a sprinkle of water and knead until it reaches the desired texture. I find that it works great at first, then the water evaporates (maybe?) and the fondant is now dry and cracking, but still spongy/squishy to the touch. If that could be your problem, maybe a decrease in the amount of water would help. Instead of using water to fix the texture of your fondant during the kneading process, use shortening instead. Hoping this might help - If nothing else, here's a bump!
Thanks for responding. I have let my cake set before I put the fondant. I put a layer of buttercream under the fondant.
Make sure that your BC layer is smooth. When you apply your fondant, make sure that you are smoothing it out well and getting all the lumps and bumps out. Don't leave a lot of fondant hanging over the edge while you are smoothing it, the weight will cause it to stretch and start to tear.