My Mmf Is Hard After A Day...

Baking By Starkie Updated 25 Mar 2008 , 8:30pm by tirby

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Starkie Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 9:59pm
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I love MMF ~ it's easy and tastes good. The only problem is, the day after making it an putting it on a cake, it gets quite hard. Still tastes good, but people peel it off because it's hard. I made this artsy cake yesterday, colored it with piping gel, and today, the entire cake (even the sides) were very hard ~ like knock on wood hard!

Does Michelle Foster's fondant or rolled buttercream do this? I haven't tried either, but I will make the change if I can find a fondant that will stay soft on the cake. Any suggestions?


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Starkie Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 11:57am
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Aww, come on! Somebody has to have an opinion on this!

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Shamitha Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 12:05pm
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I throw in a teaspoon of glycerine into my bowl of marshmellows before melting them. No more hard MMF icon_smile.gif

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tippyad Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 12:08pm
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My rolled buttercream does not get hard. And I prefer the taste so much more than MMF. The only time I use MMF is for small decorations that will be removed before it's eaten.

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larepostera Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 11:16pm
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You can heat it in the microwave for 10 - 20 seconds and it will get back its consistensy. I never knead anymore...

Hope this helps!

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tirby Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 8:30pm
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I used Michelle Fosters for the first time this week and I LOVE IT! It is not hard at all. And I know what you mean...Not hard to roll out but hard after the decorating is done and people go to eat the cake right? I had posted this same question... I have not tried the glycering in the MMF. But Michelle has it in hers too. Try the Glycering in the MMF and let me know. also rolled BC doesnt get hard .

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