Chocolate Mff Gone Bad, Ready To Cry, Long

Baking By MessMaker Updated 12 Sep 2010 , 3:20am by TabbieCakes

MessMaker Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 5:14am
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So the day before yesterday I decide to make MFF for the first time.... Need Brown fondant for a 3 tier baby shower cake due sat..

Make fondant (check)
Let it rest (check)

Im thinking everything is great (little did I know that it wasn't) so this morning I pull it out to check it out (flavor and all).. OMG!!! It taste like it has TOOO much of some thing. I spend all day thinking about it.

While on my attempt to make the White Chocolate MFF, (for coloring the decor) I realize "VANILLA" Its got WAAAY TOO MUCH. SO i get my ingredients out to start on the white batch...and suddenly it all comes together.

Instead of putting 2 tsp of vanilla I put 2 tbs of vanilla....so im thinking "it dont taste that bad, Im going to use it anyway...tapedshut.gif (the cakes for a friend, im doing it for the practice) I kknow my dear friends will understand.

I got to roll it out and it seems very soft and sticky.. I knead more sugar , still to soft so i knead more sure... ok its firming up... Im getting ready to roll it out but its seams to be sticking to everything, my hands, the table, the rolling pin, everything...

Ok so i know i mess it up. icon_redface.gif
I didnt want to use those 2 batches any way.
-yes i said 2, made the mistake 2 times in a row back to back

At this point I am ready to cry, but laughng at my own stupidity. icon_confused.gif

I chunked it all in the trash, and am going to start fresh in the am, which means tomorrow i have to make more fondant, cut out all the decor, tend to my 3 kids ( one that just happen to get strep throat this week), base ball party from 3-6, and normal mommie, mommie, mommie stuff.

I feel like giving in to the cry cry cry stage...and i just had to tell some one who understands and feels the same about baking and decorating as me.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

20 replies
Texas_Rose Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 5:20am
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I'm sorry that happened to you.

mamawrobin Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 6:08am
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Cornstarch. I make about 10 batches of MFF each week and I absolutely love that stuff. I use alot of cornstarch when rolling it out and it isn't sticky at all. I won't use any other fondant myself. Sorry that this happened to you.

mom2twogrlz Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 6:30am
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Oh I am so sorry that happened to you. I feel your pain, I have done silly things like that on a few occasions. I hate those bad cake days. May the cake angels be with you tomorrow!!!

MessMaker Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 1:31pm
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Thank Yall Very Much... I knew some one on here would understand.

@ Mammawrobin. for MFF I should roll out with cornstarch?

For MMF I roll out on Crisco mostly. Maybe thats part of another reason it seemed so sticky.. I try'd to roll it out on pwdr sugar first and when that didnt work, i try'd Crisco.

mamawrobin Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 2:50pm
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Originally Posted by MessMaker

Thank Yall Very Much... I knew some one on here would understand.

@ Mammawrobin. for MFF I should roll out with cornstarch?

For MMF I roll out on Crisco mostly. Maybe thats part of another reason it seemed so sticky.. I try'd to roll it out on pwdr sugar first and when that didnt work, i try'd Crisco.





Yes. Cornstarch. MFF LOVES cornstarch. icon_lol.gif I've had to go to Wal-Mart at 2 am to get cornstarch before covering a cake because I cannot use this fondant without it. It is absolutely the best I've ever used for workability but it just demands cornstarch icon_lol.gif I do use quite a bit of Crisco when I first take it from the mixer, getting it ready to wrap in plastic to rest but after that I use cornstarch.

KayMc Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 1:16am
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Mamawrobin, I still have not made my first MFF, but am hoping to do it this weekend, as I have a cake I need to cover for next weekend. I sure wish you lived closer so you could come and watch over me while I do this!

mamawrobin Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 1:48am
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Originally Posted by KayMc

Mamawrobin, I still have not made my first MFF, but am hoping to do it this weekend, as I have a cake I need to cover for next weekend. I sure wish you lived closer so you could come and watch over me while I do this!




You know I would thumbs_up.gif I told my daughter earlier that I want her to help me make a tutorial (she can run the camera) on making MFF. I have had only good results and maybe a few photos with some of the steps would help some of you that are having issues or are making it for the first time.

LNW Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 2:17am
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I second mamawrobin on the cornstarch. Way back when I first started using it I would use PS to roll it out. It made the fondant dry and hard to work with. Someone on here mentioned using cornstarch so I gave it a try. Never had a problem since. I hope your next batch works out better for you!

tmelrose Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 2:30am
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I recently found a website:

http://thatreallyfrostsme.com/

Go under "recipes" and "make your own fondant". Its MFF used the double broiler way vs microwave. It helped me a lot.

mamawrobin Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 2:43am
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Originally Posted by tmelrose

I recently found a website:

http://thatreallyfrostsme.com/

Go under "recipes" and "make your own fondant". Its MFF used the double broiler way vs microwave. It helped me a lot.




I so prefer using the microwave over the double boiler....but thanks for posting this...maybe it will help someone that's having issues.



LNW...thanks for the "backup" it IS the cornstarch that makes the difference. thumbs_up.gif

tmelrose Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 2:47am
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I agree, microwave method is the way to go!

KayMc Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 11:44am
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Mamawrobin, I vote YES for you making the tutorial! You always havegreat, sound advice! Let us know when we can see this great thing!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Babs1964 Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 3:11am
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What does MFF stand for? I'm a "newbie"! icon_smile.gif

cakeandpartygirl Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 3:24am
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What does MFF stand for? I'm a "newbie"! icon_smile.gif



Michelle Foster Fondant
The recipe for it is in the recipe section

Babs1964 Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 3:36am
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Oh so I figured it out! icon_redface.gif

disney16 Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 8:20pm
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MFF- Stands for Michelle Foster Fondant?

I thought it stood for Marshmellow Fondant.

brincess_b Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 8:40pm
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Marshmallow fondant is know as MMF.
xx

disney16 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 2:36am
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Well now I'm even more confused however at least I learned to use cornstarch instead of powdered sugar.

kansaslaura Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 2:51am
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

Cornstarch. I make about 10 batches of MFF each week and I absolutely love that stuff. I use alot of cornstarch when rolling it out and it isn't sticky at all. I won't use any other fondant myself. Sorry that this happened to you.




I've only made MMF and had OK results. How does this compare? I would love to have a more forgiving, flexible (for lack of a better word) fondant.

TabbieCakes Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 3:20am
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Oh you poor baby! Hugs. I know just how you feel. I've so been there. Stupid mistake, tired, more stupid mistakes, so tired, give up, go to bed, wake up in a time crunch because of stupid mistakes, TIRED, wanna cry! It stinks! Chin up. Cake on.

BTW - thanks everyone for the cornstarch tip. I always use PS because I figure its part of the recipe, why add cornstarch? But your comments have convinced me to give it a try.

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