Sick of fondant cracking..want to cry. - Page 3
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I'm so glad I read this post! Thanks for the good info. I bought several bags of mm the other day so I could have a "play day" with it today. I have a question (or so!) though, since the MMF needs to be microwaved before being rolled out does that mean it will harden some after being put on the cake? Or will it remain pliable and easy to chew? I have never had MMF before....I may be able to answer my own question after I make the first batch.
What about using shortening to slather on the table? I always use that when rolling out the Wilton fondant (I even add some into if it seems really dry). I only use corn starch when cutting out decorations, and have always been under the impression that powder sugar shouldn't be used for either task.
Thanks in advance! I'm just trying to get as much info together prior to attempting MMF so I don't feel overwhelmed if/when I run into trouble. I live in Jax Fl and it has been raining for days....will that effect the outcome? I know humidity does but it's less humid than normal, which is equally strange. I expect to see Noah's Ark in the next day or so if this keeps up!! Lol
Love this site!! -Nicole
I don't find that my homemade MMF hardens, it pretty much stays pliable. I think it's all chewy though.
Also, I slather the table I am kneading and rolling it out on with solid crisco. I also coat my hands really well, up past my wrists (ya never know..lol), making sure to get between my fingers really well. Otherwise you spend a ton of time trying to get it off your hands. HTH!