I was asked to do a Mickey cake and she wanted it fondant with fondant accents. I read on a lot of sites that you can make and color it in advance. I have used the recipe I used several times before with excellent results.. When I made the fondant earlier this week, I went ahead and colored it, double wrapped it, and put it in the fridge. Today when I got it out, it had NO elasticity. It kept tearing so I jumped on here and saw that I should add water until it was right. Well I kept adding one teaspoon at a time and it never stopped tearing and got all mushy. So I figured it needed more sugar. I never got it right. I even added more melted marshmallow/sugar. Can anyone tell me what is wrong with it, is it salvageable, or should I toss it? I colored them primary colors and black using Wilton and americolor gels. So stressed!
Oh, so I decided to send someone to buy the colored fondant from walmart and when she got back, I realized there would not be enough of one color to cover the cake. Sigh. I just ended up using cream cheese frosting and airbrushed it. But I would still like to save my fondant if it's even possible...[/center]
It doesn't sound like you can save it.
Sometimes if you add too much black or red it will make the fondant crumbly like that.
I kinda figured that was the problem since it was the only difference. Oh well, at least it's cheap.. Thanks for replying...
I dont think you should keep it in the fridge. That dries it up big time Leave it to come to room temp, after making, for 2 hours then keep it wrapped in clingwrap in a tupperware container until you need it. Lasts 2-3 months this way. Heat gently in the microwave to soften for kneading.
Also, dont add water, cos that just makes it sticky. Rub your hands with shortening or marg/butter and knead until desired consistancy. This can take a while, but eventually it comes right.
Is mmf going to be ruined if I airbrush it? Should I let it set for a whilemor something or just use traditional fondant?
I wouldnt imagine it would ruin it? Two pages came up when I googled your question:
(this one says
"USES? WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
As far as airbrushing on the marshmallow fondant this does work really well. The spray cans also gave a nice effect on this fondant. (Just in case some people don't have an airbrush.)"
(ok this page didnt load for me, but the snippet Google gave from the page said you could airbrush MMF)
and both say airbrushing is ok
I found that my MMF starts off tearing and crumbly when it has been sitting around, but a little zap in the microwave and kneading with shortening brings it back.
I also read before that coloring with candy melts for a deep red or black helps as well. Supposedly it doesn't dry out as much, and doesn't take as much to color, and it tastes better since it doesn't have that bitter food coloring taste to it. Just a suggestion.