Mmf Help

Decorating By cakesforfam Updated 16 Jun 2011 , 3:17am by cakesforfam

cakesforfam Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 2:35am
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Newbie! I made mmf for the first time (Rhonda's recipe) this week and loved the way it modeled. I was planning on covering my daughter's cake with MMF also, but I am concerned because the models I created seemed to really harden. Will the cake have a "hard shell"? I'm hoping I used too much cornstarch or rolled it too thin. Help! I don't want to have to saw through the cake.

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grandmomof1 Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 2:39am
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The fondant will harden some, but the buttercream layer under the fondant will keep it from hardening like the figurines.

Dani1081 Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 2:46am
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fondant that is touching a fat source (buttercream, ganache, etc) will stay soft. Allowed to airdry, it will harden. That is why you use Royal icing on fondant (no fat) instead of buttercream to glue things and write.

Dani1081 Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 2:47am
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hope that helps! icon_wink.gif

cakesforfam Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 3:17am
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Thanks! that makes me feel better about using mmf

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