Mm Fondant Trouble

Decorating By symho2000 Updated 5 Jul 2010 , 7:57pm by graciesj

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symho2000 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 6:41pm
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Hi, I make my own MM Fondant at home and never had trouble but lately it's been getting wet as I work on it ... at first it is fine but then starts getting wet. I had to turn the AC on AND a fan...is it the humidity and the changes in the temperature and humidity in the air? Is there any advice you can give me to remedy this??? thanks

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yummy Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 1:02am
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Add a
more powder sugar a little at a time.

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julesh268 Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 6:33pm
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I have also learned the trick to use a little corn starch. It does the same as ps, but you need less of it.

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SugarHighCakery Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 6:40pm
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Corn starch will work, but it will also dry out the fondant to the point of cracking once on the cake.

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symho2000 Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 9:48pm
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Thanks everyone! i did several experiments with the leftover batch of MMF i had and found out what the problem was. It's the fact that because of the drastic changes in temperature and humidity btw my house and the fridge, when I take the cake out from the fridge, it was sweating a lot...if i left it out long enough it would dry out. I didn't really have to put the cake in the fridge but because it was sweating as I started working on it I freaked out. Now I know...In the winter putting it in the fridge makes no problems b/c i think the humidity differences are so small. Summer? unless I have perishables like a fruit filling, I'll just leave it outside...thanks for all your comments!

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graciesj Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 7:57pm
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sorry for your headache! icon_sad.gif I find when I use CS with my fondant it seems to stick to it! when I use PS however it made it smoother icon_biggrin.gif BUT icon_cry.gif when I used the PS it cracked the fondant the same! So I pray when you've or I have figured it out we'll notify each-other, k icon_lol.gif gsj

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