Why Is My Mmf Sticking??

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ChristysCakes88 Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 4:37pm
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This is the first time I have worked with my own homemade MMF. It turned out really good and I was so excited until just now. I colored some black last night for some lettering. I let it sit overnight in the fridge. I got it out just now and started kneading it after it had come to room temp. It is sticking to everything!! I got it rolled out and cut my letters out free hand with an exacto and as soon as I went to lift them up the excess, everything was stuck to my countertops! What did I do wrong and what can I do to fix it?? Thanks for any advice!

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ddaigle Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 4:53pm
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MMF is not stored in the frig. I find mine gets a sticky when I add to color to it, but I rub my hands in crisco then continue to kneed. I do not add additional powdered sugar, as this, to me, dries out my MMF. Hope this helps.

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debbief Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 5:14pm
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I also add Crisco to my hands when I knead it (and a little on the surface if it's sticking really bad). I've stored mine in the fridge before. Just stick it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it up quick. And I always dust my surface with a little cornstarch before rolling and cutting. Really helps to keep it from sticking. Just not too much so it won't get to stiff and dry. hth

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ctinaw Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 6:24pm
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Use powdered sugar or cornstarch as your "flour". i find that using a pair of latex or non-latex gloves with a little crisco on them makes things quite easy.

Can anyone advise what the approximate shelf life of MMF might be? I made some last weekend and am not sure how long I can store it. Thanks!

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ddaigle Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 12:42am
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I keep it wrapped in plastic, put in a ziplock, place in sealed container and keep in my pantry for MONTHS.

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