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post #1 of 11
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IF YOUR MARSHMALLOW FONDANT TURNS OUT CRUMBLY AND CRACKS WHEN YOU TRY TO ROLL IT OUT CAN IT BE FIXED OR SHOULD i START OVER? I ALREADY KNEADED QUITE A BIT OF SHORTENING INTO IT.
THANKS TO ANYONE WHO CAN HELP ME
post #2 of 11
I'd say maybe try added a little more water or vanilla. I've never had it to crumbly so the water is the only thing I can think of next to the shortening. Sorry I can't be more help.
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post #3 of 11
sounds like you added too much ps. when i make mmf, i never use the full amount called for. i start out with half and then add until it gets a good consistency. i agree with previous poster, that you should try water, if that doesn't work, i would start over.

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post #4 of 11
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Thanks so much. I will try the water and hopefully I will be able to use my mmf
post #5 of 11
I am curious to know how you came out with your MMF...I had the same thing happen, my MMF was crumbly and I had to throw it out. I am just really having a lot of fondant troubles in general. I am now wondering if I am going to regret telling the school I would do the fondant-covered double bundt pumpkin cake....
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post #6 of 11
Do you guys sift your powdered sugar before you mix it in? I made some chocolate mmf for the first time and wound up not using it because it was too "grainy". I thought that maybe it was because I was supposed to sift my powdered sugar and cocoa. Also has anyone ever used the marshmallow fluff instead of melting marshmallows? Is it easier to work with?
post #7 of 11
Its happened to me. I don t like adding shortening, just makes it icky. I kneed in just a few drops of corn syrup at a time. very small amount will go a long way
post #8 of 11
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I will try the corn syrup. It surely can't make it worse.
Thanks for the suggestion
post #9 of 11
How did you do with corn syrup? I did a weird thing....I had about the same amounts of MMF and regular fondant left and I microwaved the MMF so it was workable again and then mixed them together! It improved the taste of the regular fondant and seems to roll really nice. I have yet to roll it out and try it on the cake...
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post #10 of 11
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Well I tried the corn syrup and after some kneading it seemed to do the trick. Thank you Sayhellojana. That was a great suggestion. I haven't tried it on a cake yet but I am sure it will be OK.
Thanks Again
post #11 of 11
I have had the same problem before so I put some of the MMF in the microwave (on a plate of course) and micro'd it for 10 seconds. It makes it very soft and then you are able to knead it back together. You may need to add a little water or corn syrup. Good Luck!
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