Help, Mmf Not Very Stretchy??

Decorating By ybeal Updated 20 Nov 2009 , 4:00am by cabecakes

ybeal Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 11:57pm
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It's not very stretchy/elastic, a little crumbly, is there any way to salvage it??

I've made it many times without fail and this is the first time it hasn't been right icon_sad.gif

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Texas_Rose Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 11:59pm
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Try kneading in a little bit of shortening or some glycerin. I've had it come out like that a couple of times, without being able to figure out why.

metria Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 12:06am
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I've added more melted marshmallows when it's too dry (and shortening or water don't help).

ybeal Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 12:27am
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Thanks for the tips, I've added some shortening and it's not as crumbly and more smooth...just worried about when I roll it out and put on the cake, will it tear if it's not that stretchy?

I swear I did everything the same, don't know what happened icon_redface.gif

metria Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 12:41am
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Try rolling it out and placing it over a box edge or your finger tips. If it cracks there, you might want to loosen it up more.

cabecakes Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 4:00am
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The only time I had MMF do this was when I used miniature marshmallows instead of the regular marshmallows. I don't know what the difference was, but that was the only thing I did different. I know some recipes call for the miniature marshmallows, but I have always used the regular.

*editted to add- I fixed the problem by adding more marshmallow and it came out fine.

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