I have made fondant twice now and both times I have been unable to use it. I got the recipe on here and it was rated pretty well. It just keeps crumbling. If I just roll it out it looks okay but as soon as I try to knead it, work with it or move it as I would to put it on a cake it just crumbles....what am I doing wrong?
Are you using MMF? I have only ever made it once ( I am new to all of this ) and followed the directions exactly. It would tear very easily so I just kept kneading in water one tablespoon at a time. It took atleast 4-5 tablespoons of water before I got it to be pliable without tearing. So my suggestion would to be add some water a little at a time until you get it how you want it. Good luck
No it is just rolling fondant not MMF.
I use (& love!) MMF. I got my recipe from a lady on the Wilton website a loooong time ago & have never used anything else since. If made right it will have the same feeling & workability as store bought fondant but with the taste & flavor of marshmallows/powder sugar.
I have found the secret to fabulous MMF is to buy fresh marshmallows every time. And I ALWAYS sift my PS to eliminate any "rocks" in the finished product.
If my attachment doesn't work for the recipe, just go to the Wilton website & do a search for "bunnywoman" & you'll find her MMF recipe.
May I ask, what's in the recipe you're using? It sounds like your fondant isn't very elastic. Try adding a bit of water and vegetable shortening, if that still doesn't help, then add glucose:
Wash and sanitize your hands and table top. There is some people that suggest using elastic gloves.
Sprinkle plenty of sieved powdered sugar on the area where you are going to work.
Take the piece of fondant you'll work with and knead it slightly just to make it pliable.
Press the piece of fondant in the center and drop a bit of glucose.
Close the fondant as if you were making a turnover to avoid the glucose from spilling.
I prefer working the fondant into a rope to avoid getting my hands sticky. Add powdered sugar to the table top as needed.
Hope that helps!
i make mm fondant and have never has a problem with it. sounds like you're not using enough crisco when mixing and working with it, you can add a touch of water, but just a touch, i would go with the crisco, 1 reg bag mm's 1 bag con sugar and 2 teaspoons water, be sure and grease up your hands, and add crisco while mixing i twist, pull, ect. , i alway's have it handy when i take it out when using it again, because of my back i put a clean blanket on the floor and mix in large plastic, bowl
I took everyone's advice and made MMF for the first time. Works beautifully! This will be my choice from now on!!! Thanks again!