Originally Posted by QuebecGirl
I am not a professional cake decorator, this is a hobby for me. I have however covered several cakes with my home made MMF.
I let it sit a good 2-3 hours before using it to cover the cake, that seems to work for me. The texture is indeed softer than purchase fondant when sitting cold but it works great to cover a cake with a thinner layer and still look very smooth. For intricate cutouts however it can get more challenging, I add some PS and tylose to help it.
Though I do not find my MMF to be softer, I have to agree that I can roll it much thinner with no problems. After making MMF for years, I decided to buy my fondant, Satin Ice to be exact. What I have discovered after using that for quite some time that to be user friendly, it needs to be rolled a little thicker, which I don't like. Of course this is what I ahve discovered and one thing I do know is that not everyone gets the same results with different fondants. I'm going to give fondx a try and see how that goes. If I get the same results, which I hear it is better then Satin Ice, so I shouldn't, but if I do, I'll start making MMF again. By they way, you should let MMF relax over night.