Mmf Question

Decorating By SweetSyren Updated 24 Jun 2010 , 11:07am by GenGen

SweetSyren Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 1:29am
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How do you roll it so it does not stick to the counter? I dust the counter w/ powdered sugar and flip it every so often but when I go to roll it up on the pin to put it on the cake, some areas stick to the counter.

Also is it best to crumb coat the cake then put the fondant on? I crumb coated then put it in the fridge to crust and when I put the fondant on it didn't seem to "stick" to the cake as well as I would like

4 replies
SPCC Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 2:27am
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I always find PS is to sticky. I use cornstarch and it works fine!

dsilvest Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 2:43am
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I put some shortening on my hands and work it into the fondant. Then I roll it out on a bit of PS. No problem with sticking.

aprilblack Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 10:44am
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i use cornstarch as well.. seems like the PS absorbs into the fondant making it more sticky eventually.

GenGen Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 11:07am
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i used to use corn starch but found it dried out the fondant faster, making that "elephant skin" look. since i started using powdered sugar, no problem.

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