Decorating By majormichel Updated 24 Apr 2010 , 3:04pm by dalis4joe

majormichel Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:25pm
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I have MMF that I made about 4 months ago. It's hard like rock. If I put it in the microwave for a few minutes to get soft, will I still be able to use it. Or should I make another batch.

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sweetiepies7 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:42pm
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make another batch! icon_surprised.gif

Manotas Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:55pm
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I agree, make another batch; 4 months is too long

SPCC Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 6:02pm
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MMF keeps for a long time. if it was wrapped good it should be fine. If you microwave it and it doesn't feel right, then make another batch.

ceshell Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 7:15pm
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That stuff lasts a long time. Four months may or may not be too long, if it was properly sealed up as SPCC said - honestly I would just taste it. If it tastes (and smells) fine, I wouldn't hesitate to use it after microwaving it to soften it up.

majormichel Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 12:58pm
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Update, I put the fondant in the microwave to soften. It tasted great, however after the fondant cool down it became hard again. I kneaded and kneaded the fondant. It was so hard I needed iron arms. I throw it out and made another batch.

mamawrobin Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 2:14pm
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Thanks for the update. I was curious.

dalis4joe Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 3:04pm
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I found a batch that I had made a while back and it was well covered but you could feel like a hard shell formed on the outside of the batch.... soooooo

I took a carrot peeler (yes a peeler) and peeled all the hard stuff... then I nuked (sp?) for 30 sec or so.... knead with some shortening.. and it was perfect... no hard pieces... didn't have any problem at all after that... so now if I have some colored fondant that I had saved form a previous project... I peel the skin (just like you would a potato) and nuke it and it's perfect again...


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