My Arms, My Arms... Ouch!!

Decorating By SprinklesNC Updated 1 Oct 2013 , 2:22am by kikiandkyle

SprinklesNC Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 12:25am
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I've very recently started decorating and getting orders. After the two cakes I did this weekend my arms MAY fall off! HAHA! I make my own fondant as I'm just starting out it seems to be cheaper since I don't have a lot of cakes but WOW, kneading the fondant, then kneading the color in, then kneading it after the color sets good is KILLING my arms. Like seriously - I'm about to go buy a fondant roller like on cake boss ;)

My question is has anyone ever put color in as the marshmellows melt down to maybe avoid the 13942039423 times I have to knead it the other way around? Any help is appreciated my poor arms can't take much more! :(

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kikiandkyle Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 12:32am
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You can add the color to the liquid marshmallows before you add the PS for sure, there's also a method that uses colored candy melts, which is a great way to start when you need to make bolder colors. 

Norasmom Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 12:32am
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I feel your pain!  Wait until you are lifting/transporting a 3-tier cake...soooo heavy.  (only did one, won't do another due to having to lift too much)


I no longer make MMF because I hated the kneading and more so, the stickiness!


Michelle Foster Fondant is definitely easier, far less kneading. I highly recommend trying it!   Very cost-effective.  I add the food coloring while it's in the mixer with the powdered sugar.


Good luck!

SprinklesNC Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 12:35am
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Ah, thank you both!! It is ridiculious!! I am either REALLY out of a shape or a big wimp... or maybe both! LOL Definitely gonna try it another way on the cake for this weekend! Whats the method for bolder colors? Im making a spiderman/batman/superman 3 tier and need that Red BOLD!

Goreti Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 12:41am
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It is quite a workout.  Here is a way to get bolder colors:

heartsnsync Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 12:48am
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It gets easier as your muscles develop....seriously! I shock people when they put their hand on my shoulder or upper arms and feel the muscles I have developed there. I tell them caking is not for wimps! :D

SprinklesNC Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 12:51am
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Haha! Yes, I'm getting buff cakin! ;) I don't need the gym, I have fondant!

Pastrybaglady Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 2:00am
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Originally Posted by SprinklesNC 

Haha! Yes, I'm getting buff cakin! ;) I don't need the gym, I have fondant!


Oh yeah!

kikiandkyle Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 2:22am
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AI make mine in the kitchenaid with the dough hook, I really don't have to knead hardly at all by hand.

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