I made a batch of MFF for a cake this weekend. The texture was perfect, it rolled out very smooth and went on the cake with no problem. The problem was I didn't roll it out enough so it would cover the cake. So I took it off, wiped the buttercrem off and continued to roll it out again. EXCEPT it turned into TOLL HOUSE COOKIE DOUGH! That's exactly what it looked and felt like. I was sure all the icing was off. You couldn't roll it out, it was like, crumbly and thick. Well I added shortening to it hoping it would smooth it out but to no avail. What Happened???? If you have had this problem or any idea what might have happened, please share with me. SORRY SO LONG!!!
Maybe it started drying out once you had it on the cake the first time?
I wonder if nuking it for a few seconds would have helped.
The microwave trick sometimes works for me. Sometimes I do that and also add crisco. If that fails I add gumpaste. I don't have a fail proof method, but each of these have gotten me out of a "mess" before.
Adding shortening plus letting it rest for a time period like maybe overnight.
It is annoying when the fondant acts up.
Thanks for the replies. I did add crisco but it had the same texture. I'll try the microwave trick. I'll keep ya posted. I hate to throw it all away.
This exact thing happened to me the last time i made MM fondant. I had to run out and buy the premade fondant and it was love at 2nd roll!
i didn't like it the first time but would never go back!! Its great!
What type of fondant do you use? Premade(store bought) or homemade (what recipe)?