Mmf Is Getting On My Freaking Nerves, Please Help

Decorating By ellacake Updated 1 May 2010 , 2:08pm by ellacake

ellacake Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 9:42pm
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I am so sick of my mmf accessory pieces cracking. This time I made a rainbow for the top of my cake , and, of course, it cracked. I'm so sick of it that I may just quit making my fondant. Any one have tips, I am not a professional, just a home cake bakericon_smile.gif Also, i need help on how to fix my cracked rainbow if its possible. thanks alot

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mamawrobin Posted 1 May 2010 , 1:26am
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I use Wilton fondant for ALL of my fondnat decorations. Bows, figures, etc. That stuff is great for making accessories for your cakes.

I've never had any luck with MMF period. I use MFF. The only way I can get MMF to work for me is to mix it 50/50 with modeling chocolate.

dsilvest Posted 1 May 2010 , 1:46am
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Try adding some tylose to the MMF when making accessories. I don't have any trouble with cracking.

Shalott Posted 1 May 2010 , 2:42am
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I'm an extreme newbie myself, so I don't have any advice -- other than perhaps to mix in some gum-tex (1 tsp. to 12 ox. fondant) -- but be careful when buying Wilton's products and make sure you can return to the store you're purchasing it from. While usually great, the last time I bought some of their fondant to make accessories the stuff was dry and cracked before I even opened it! They said it was a new batch they'd just got in, and thankfully let me exchange it (no return). Instead of trying my luck again, I just bought more decorating accessories.

CheriG Posted 1 May 2010 , 2:59am
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I just bought "duff" from ACE of CAKES fondant. It is expensive but has a great taste and easy to work with. Found it at Michaels

mbark Posted 1 May 2010 , 3:05am
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

I use Wilton fondant for ALL of my fondnat decorations. Bows, figures, etc. That stuff is great for making accessories for your cakes.




Me too! It dries nicely & doesn't crack. Try it.

ellacake Posted 1 May 2010 , 2:08pm
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thanks so much for your help everyone. I live overseas most of the time so I have no choice but to make my own fondant. Right now I am in the U.S. so I will just buy the Wilton and make another rainbow. I started using Wilton and yes, it was very easy... I guess I just need to use that, but when I'm in Thailand, I may experiment with another fondant recipe or by adding that tylose stuff. thanks again for the help

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