Sticky Mmf

Decorating By dnrlee Updated 18 Sep 2009 , 8:20pm by dnrlee

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dnrlee Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 6:19pm
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This is the first time that I have made MMF and it was a sticky mess! What did I do wrong? I made it yesterday, covered it well and let it rest. It was a disaster! I pulled it off of the cake and I'll finish it with buttercream. I am so disappointed icon_cry.gif

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cupcakelady64 Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 6:29pm
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i had that problem too! i think you need more powdered sugar. you can also work in crisco a little at a time. just keep adding till you get it like you want it.

And corn starch works better for me, when i roll it out. HTH

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egensinnig Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 6:44pm
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You need to work it with your hands. The consistency should resemble fondant. Add more PS if sticky and more shortening/crisco/coconutfat if dry. When it's soft and pliable it's ready for use. It's good to leave it sticky when you leave it to rest. It goes a bit stiffer when it rests. So it sounds like you did it right except the working of the "doe"

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dnrlee Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 8:20pm
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Okay - I ended up covering it in buttercream instead which changed my whole game plan but I think that it's going to look really good. Thanks for the tips for my next attempt and I will post the picture when I'm done icon_smile.gif

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