How Can I "loosen Up" Dry Mmf?

Baking By schatzie Updated 5 Feb 2011 , 4:04am by cheatize

schatzie Posted 4 Feb 2011 , 8:32pm
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I made a batch of MMF and have colored it black. It's fairly pliable, but I can't get it to smooth out - you can see little cracks and spots where it won't smooth completely. I don't have Crisco on hand, only sweetex. I've tried adding a small amount but was afraid to add too much. Do I keep going with the sweetex???

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grandmomof1 Posted 4 Feb 2011 , 8:40pm
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Have you warmed it up in the microwave for 10-15 seconds and then kneaded it?

Cake_whiz Posted 4 Feb 2011 , 8:41pm
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Try heating it in the microwave for 5 seconds. It should get softer and you can knead it more easily to remove any lumps.

schatzie Posted 4 Feb 2011 , 8:44pm
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Oooh...I haven't tried warming it up. Thank you both so much. I'll give it a whirl thumbs_up.gif

icer101 Posted 4 Feb 2011 , 8:44pm
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I have read from this site, that some add a little glycerine.

cheatize Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 4:04am
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Rubbing a tiny bit a water may help, too. However, sometimes when I make dark colors, too much coloring will "break" it and there's no help for it.

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