I have been practicing for this weekend..doing a barbie cake..but it just looks so dry....should I put more crisco on my hands and knead more to give it a shine....I am going to have it just sit out in the open the night before the party and I really dont want it to look that dry....any special way to let it sit...MMF gets really hard over night also... For some reason I thought it wouldnt be that hard....its almost like you have to remove it from the cake before you even cut.....any tips please let me know I am at a lost.....thanks
I would love to help you. but i don't know what mmf stands for. I can not think of what that would be. I am new to the community and learning all the abbreveations. but i have been in the cake business for like 7years.
what is MMF?
MMF stands for marshmallow fondant.
Roll it out on crisco instead of powder.
Before it gets too dry, you could put a bit of crisco on your palm and sort of polish it.
Use crisco when kneading it that will help.
MMF= marshmallow fondant.
(hope this helps)
I used Rhonda's ultimate MMF Recipe... mine did not harden overnight, but I would also like to know how to make it shinier.
I will try just rubbing with crisco lightly. I don't know if it will work...but if it does I will let you know.
HI there! In the past once I have the cake covered, I will take a small amount of crisco and wipe it all over the fondant to give it a nice shine. Check out my Superman and Batman cakes under my pictures and you'll see I did that on the Capes.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_220523.html - Superman
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_220503.html - Batman
OR you can make it shimmery by using Luster or Pearl dust...
chef_ang - it sounds like you are adding too much powdered sugar to your MMF. It should eventually dry out, but definitely not overnight on an iced cake. Adding a little more crisco may also help. Also, if you want the finished product to have a shine, you can brush it with piping gel thinned with water. Just use a large brush, and only go over the area once, or it will start to look pasty and pull at the fondant. I hope this helps!
Oops - sorry, that was meant to be directed at branbrielliott2...
Thanks so much but how do you cover a fondant cake..if its tall like a barbie cake.....Again Thanks so much.
Here's the link to the tutorial on this site...
It doesn't go over how to cover different shapes, but it's all still the same principal. When you're covering a weird shape, though, work quickly and make sure to trim the excess as you go along. If you have too much excess weight (on any shape cake, really), your fondant will pull and tear.
I still have yet to try a really tall cake - my next project is going to entail covering a tapered tier 10" high. I'll probably have to do it 4-5 times in order to get it right.