Mmf Issue

Decorating By cocoab Updated 27 Jul 2015 , 10:03pm by Jinkies

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cocoab Posted 27 Jul 2015 , 12:37am
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Why when applying MMF to my cakes it keeps getting sticky no matter what I do

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julia1812 Posted 27 Jul 2015 , 9:59am
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Reasons might be that you covered a chilled cake with mmf or that you rolled it out in icing sugar.

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Jeff_Arnett Posted 27 Jul 2015 , 9:10pm
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I don't cover cakes in fondant...I'm a believe in buttercream.  But I do use fondant for lots of accent work.  The couple times I make MMF and used it the longer it set the more it melted.  I never tried it on a cake that I sold, just a couple for the family to eat....but quickly learned it doesn't work well for me.

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OHaresTstyTrts Posted 27 Jul 2015 , 9:52pm
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That happened to me recently. I was sleepy when making it and didn't realize I forgot to add the last cup of confectioners sugar. Also, the recipe I have says I should let it rest for 24 hours. Not sure the recipe you are using, but maybe add more sugar or let it rest if you just made it.

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Jinkies Posted 27 Jul 2015 , 10:03pm
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 If it gets sticky while applying it to the cake, could be it's very humid or your cake is chilled.  I always have this issue when I'm covering a SMBC cake because it's well chilled.  I just dust it with powdered sugar so I can use my fondant smoothers without them sticking to the cake.  No big deal.  When I'm done, I use a pastry brush to remove the excess sugar.

When the cake eventually comes to room temp, the fondant dries.  Try that and see if it helps.  I promise, dusting it with the powdered sugar will not hurt your mmf.

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