Black Mmf...didn't Turn Out Right!

Decorating By Hollysuann Updated 7 Dec 2010 , 4:54pm by aswartzw

Hollysuann Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 5:33am
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I searched the forum but didn't see an answer to my hopefully I am not posting something that has been answered a hundred times already. I make the True Black MMF recipe tonight and it is very black, however the consistency is weird. It's really....grainy is all I can think of. I kneaded it forever and kept adding more shortening and also added some more Karo syrup but it didn't help. Nothing I do gets it to that smooth fondant consistency. Any suggestions? I used the jet puffed marshmallows like always so I don't think its the marshmallows. Maybe it was the chocolate I used? Any help would be appreciated. I need this recipe for a cake I am doing for a party Satruday!

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KJ62798 Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 5:46am
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I always buy black fondant so I'm not sure about that particular recipe.

I know, in general, MMF needs to rest at least overnight to get to the correct consistency. Maybe you need to walk away and let it sit. See what it looks/feels like the next day before trying to add anything else.


cake_architect Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 7:01am
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hello! i'm not familiar with the recipe you are referring to but i used to make my own black mmf and never had problems. it would take me an entire bottle of wilton gel color- i would mix it in to the melted marshmallows before adding them to the powdered sugar. the black would darken over night and if it was still a little more purple/grey in the morning i'd add more black color from a new bottle. the excessive dye never changed the taste or consistency for me, and it was a lot easier than dying from white fondant.

i buy satin ice fondant for black and red though, its a lot easier and takes a lot less guess work =D

JackiesCreations Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 7:18am
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There is a great recipe here that I use and never have problems. It's called "True Black MMF", can't think of the person's name though (sorry). HTH.

brincess_b Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 9:20am
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sounds like a problem with your ps if its grainy? or maybe your chocolate seized? dont know if that would affect hte fondant too...

pattycakesnj Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 10:42am
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the way I avoid using a whole bottle of black gel is to make chocolate fondant and then color it from there, uses way less color. sorry I am no help on your problem though.

Hollysuann Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:33pm
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Originally Posted by JackiesCreations

There is a great recipe here that I use and never have problems. It's called "True Black MMF", can't think of the person's name though (sorry). HTH.

That's the recipe I used. I think it was either my chocolate chips I used or the powdered sugar. I am going to re-make it today with the Rhondas chocolate mmf recipe and see if that turns out better. Thanks for the suggestions!

aswartzw Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:54pm
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Add brown coloring to the liquid in Rhonda's and then black. Add powdered sugar. It should work out great.

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