I just made my first batches ever of MMF. I used either white or colored MM and added kool aid during the melting stage.
I kneaded it all out but once i finished and added the Crisco on the outside to store it now looks like chewed gum...lol
Is it suppose to look like that until i roll it out on more powdered sugar or cornstarch?
if it looks like chewing gum then I would guess you did noy knead in enough 10x....it should look like play dough sorta
Thanks for the reply, do i need to add more powder sugar to it or just knead it more?
It usually is pretty soft right after it's made, but let it rest overnight and it will firm up to the texture you need.
if it is still soft tomorrow can I still knead it or add more powder sugar to it?
You'll need to knead it tomorrow before you use it, so that it's nice and smooth for your cake.
If you're sure it's too soft, it would be better and easier to add more sugar now. Mine is pretty soft right after it's made though...if I shape it into a ball it will start to flatten out. It seems like it's going to be too soft to use at all, but it's firm enough the next day to be a challenge to knead.
MMF should look like soft pizza dough when it has enough PS to it. It should have lost the sticky texture but not reached the cracking stage. So, soft, not dry. When you take it out the next day and crack it open you will see something that looks a bit like a flaky pie crust..warm it up in the microwave for 15-60 seconds to soften it up then knead it again for about 10 mins to get it back to that soft pliable stage.
It may be sticky again so you will want to dust your surface with PS and knead it in again to get the right texture. Sticky=more powdered sugar and dry/cracking = more crisco kneaded in.
you can knead more sugar into it later....or now...either way is fine...I usually add sugar and knead unti it is not sticky