Mmf Dry Help!!!!!!

Decorating By cakemommy Updated 27 Jan 2006 , 8:59pm by cakemommy

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cakemommy Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 3:50am
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I am in the process of trying to cover two tiers of a three tier miniature cake for a demonstration I have tomorrow and my MMF is DRY AND CRACKING just trying to roll it out. I made it Tuesday night and have kept it sealed until now. I'm getting really close to pulling off the one tier I have done (which is totally bad) and just icing it in buttercream. Everyone is expecting a fondant demo but it's just so bad!!!


What could be causing this problem! I'm so frustrated!!! icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif


Amy

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Lazy_Susan Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 3:55am
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I'm no expert on this by any means but after reading what others have said on here, perhaps you could try kneading it with a little crisco.

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chaptlps Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 3:57am
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could be the humidity or the lack thereof
have you tried the ol crisco trick yet?

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jscakes Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 4:01am
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yep, sounds like you need to add some crisco, or whatever brand of shortening except butter flavor.
keep away from the corn starch and p. sugar too and knead in the shortening while it's a tad warm. You'll feel it and know.

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DDiva Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 4:02am
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With ANY fondant, if it's dry: knead in shortening. When sticky, knead in confectioners sugar.

It may take more than a little shortening, but what I do is coat my hands pretty good and knead it in. Continue to do this until the fondant is pliable. Fondant is not a perfect medium and sometimes there will be problems. Don't panic. It usually can be saved.

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cakemommy Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 4:35am
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My DH suggested that and I said NO!!! Well phooey! Will have to try it then!

Thank you all so much! I'm so going to be up late!!! icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif



Amy

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jscakes Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 4:38am
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ahhh, but it'll be worth it cause your cake is going to look wonderful!!

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cakemommy Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 3:50pm
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Thank you all very much! I'm not quite satisfied with this one as I am the first because I ran out of time to do extra fondant roses to put on the cake. All I have are three to put on top and that's it! Boo Hoo!!!

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peacockplace Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 4:17pm
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You also might try putting it in the microwave for a few seconds. That will soften it up and make it much more easy to work with!

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Calejo Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 4:28pm
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Originally Posted by peacockplace

You also might try putting it in the microwave for a few seconds. That will soften it up and make it much more easy to work with!




That's EXACTLY what I was going to say. I've done that with my MMF and it works like a charm. After all, it is marshmallows.

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jscakes Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 5:08pm
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cakemommy, are you going to share a picture of the cake with us after you have finished it?

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tcturtleshell Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 5:44pm
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I was going to say warm it up too! LOL! Then do what Jscakes said. You'll get it Amy~

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cakemommy Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 8:59pm
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Well, I'm getting ready to post the two cakes. I forgot my camera both days so the pink cake is taken with someone else's digital camera and the second cake was taken with my camera phone so you really can't see anything on it but the design is the same as the pink! I'm so bummed that I forgot my camera both days even though I kept telling myself not to forget it!

I'm not really happy with either cake but then again we are our own worst critic! Maybe it was because I had to decorate it in front of about 40 people each day!


Amy

You all are so great!!! icon_rolleyes.gif

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