Mmf Won't Stay Together Is Is Not Smooth!! Advice Please!!!

Decorating By mommy2remi Updated 4 Aug 2008 , 4:30pm by MARTIEQZ

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mommy2remi Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 7:28am
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I'm new at this and have tried boxed fondant and love the outcome, but i wanted to try and make my own so i used the mmf receipe i found on this site. i let it sit overnight, & it was very hard so i put it in the microwave before rolling it out. but it was not smooth at all, kinda like old playdough??? and looked horrible on the cake, so i just tossed it! i don't know what i did wrong, i did use most of the sugar, could that be it??? should i try using less sugar?? help me!!! i need advice!!

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Horrorxgirl Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 4:21pm
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It seems that most likely you had an air leak somewhere. After making MMF I ball it up, coat it with a generous amount of shortening to hold the moisture in, and wrap it in two coats of Press N Seal wrap.
But one thing I've found is that not all marshmallow brands are created equally. When I use Kraft Jet-Puffed ones, the fondant turns out perfect. I tried my local grocery store brand and the fondant was basically unusable even though the texture and taste of the marshmallows seemed the same before turning them into the fondant.

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MARTIEQZ Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 4:30pm
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If it feels dry, add more Crisco. If not just keep microwaving it. I do mine in 8 - 12 second intervals, depending on how dry it is and kneading it in between. Then roll it out onto shortening. I tried PS and corn starch and they seem to affect the texture eventually. Keep adding crisco as needed if it gets sticky while kneading. When it is TOO soft, I roll it out and let it sit for a few minutes before handling it. MMF is all I use. Everything else tastes horribly and or packaged.

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