cakedout Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 8:28pm
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Not real familiar with MMF yet (yeah, I must be the only one!), so does anything really aweful happen if you use MMF immediately after making it, and not let it sit overnight?

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sweettreat101 Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 9:08pm
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I ran out of MMF and had to make a quick batch. I tried to let it rest a couple of hours. It was a little soft and sticky but it worked.

Jenise Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 10:21pm
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I have only recently found out that I was supposed to let it "rest". I do find that it works better if you let it rest, but it is still workable without. Good luck!
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ladyren Posted 27 Apr 2012 , 12:00am
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I have tried it both when rested, and right after I made it. I find it easier to roll out when I don't let it rest, I can roll it thinner, and it tears less. I prefer it fresh, but that is me and I don't always play by the book, lol.

DeniseNH Posted 27 Apr 2012 , 3:33am
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I've used MMF for years and at the beginning of each wedding season need to retrain myself. Last week I had a heck of a time with bubbles and pits. So this week I actually put about 3 heaping tablespoons of solid white fat in it, added more powdered sugar than I usually and let it rest for 6 hours. BEAUTIFUL results. Yes, you can use it right away, and it is a lot easier to work with when it's warm. But if you let it rest and add more high ratio shortening to it, you'll have a lot better results.

galliesway Posted 27 Apr 2012 , 2:22pm
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Curious as what recipes your using that works well not letting it rest. The recipe I use does not have shortening in it.

galliesway Posted 27 Apr 2012 , 2:24pm
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Curious as what recipes your using that works well not letting it rest. The recipe I use does not have shortening in it.

Mkwiat Posted 27 Apr 2012 , 7:48pm
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could this be from not letting my MMF rest? I have used it for a little while, but this time I was rushed. this bubble would NOT go away and when I did get it to go away, it would come back.[img][/img]

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2316517/2316523/birthday-cake-photos

jones5cm Posted 27 Apr 2012 , 8:22pm
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Originally Posted by Mkwiat

could this be from not letting my MMF rest? I have used it for a little while, but this time I was rushed. this bubble would NOT go away and when I did get it to go away, it would come back.[img][/img]

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2316517/2316523/birthday-cake-photos




No Mkwiat. that bubble comes from air being trapped under your fondant when covering it or not letting the iced cake 'rest'/settle before covering it with fondant. I get those too and there's not much you can do to prevent them other than just deal with iticon_smile.gif

Letting the fondant rest aids you in it's flexibility and stretch in my opinion.

Mkwiat Posted 27 Apr 2012 , 8:31pm
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Originally Posted by Mkwiat

could this be from not letting my MMF rest? I have used it for a little while, but this time I was rushed. this bubble would NOT go away and when I did get it to go away, it would come back.[img][/img]

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2316517/2316523/birthday-cake-photos



No Mkwiat. that bubble comes from air being trapped under your fondant when covering it or not letting the iced cake 'rest'/settle before covering it with fondant. I get those too and there's not much you can do to prevent them other than just deal with iticon_smile.gif

Letting the fondant rest aids you in it's flexibility and stretch in my opinion.




Thanks jones5cm. I've been trying to figure it out.

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