Colored Mmf Has Pock Marks...can I Save It?

Baking By Scarlets-Cakes Updated 5 Apr 2011 , 11:56pm by cakedoff

Scarlets-Cakes Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 11:23pm
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I made MMF and used a lot of gel color to get it a rich plum color. It doesn't have a smooth texture like my white MMF. It seems to tear and a lot and no matter how much shortening I knead into it, it just won't be pretty. It has pock marks all over it. Can I save it or should I bag it and start over using the powder colors? I need to get this done by tomorrow. Help!!!!!

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cakedoff Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 11:56pm
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This is a common complaint with my students when they "over gel" with color. Shortening will only make it greasier...not stretchier. Try melting marshmallows equal to about 1/4 of the total amount of mmf. Mix powdered color into the melted marshmallows. Soften the mmf in the micro, then fold in the pre colored melted marshmallow. Knead, knead, knead keeping it warm and moist (add a touch of hot water) and then knead some more.

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