While I was pleased with the finished cake, which seemed to Wow everyone, especially the three I really wanted to feel special, I have to say I had a terrible time with the MMF. Since I only use MMF occasionally I must be out of practice. Bunnywoman, if you're reading this post, maybe you or someone else experienced can tell me why so many issues: (1) the marshmallows didn't seem to want to melt, so repeated microwaving and stirring were necessary for the first batch - it takes almost a full minute in my microwave; (2) I couldn't work nearly the recipe amount of powdered sugar into either of the two batches; (3) when I rolled out the second side of the jacket before adding the lapels - it wanted to stick more (to itself and the countertop) than the first half of the same batch so I had to switch from Crisco on the countertop to cornstarch, and the Crisco made the gray darker, also when it rolled out there were little air bubbles here and there underneath (which I had thought would indicate too dry fondant). (4) Then when I lifed the cut piece and lay one end across the rolling pin with hubby holding that while I tried to place the top of the jacket just right, it started to stretch in lenth and shorten in width, which was funny until I saw that it wouldn't cover the side of the cake. LOL! I had to come up with Plan B for the sides! (Lesson learned: Always label your BC in the 'fridge as saved for a cake to keep hubby from eating it!) I hope you enjoy looking, and thank you!
I made my MMF yesterday and had the same problem as you - I only got about 6 cups of icing sugar mixed in, there was no way I was getting anymore in. We'll see what happens tomorrow when I go to roll it out and all.
Am I understanding right that the bubbles underneath came when you rolled it out on the crisco? I think the bubbles may come from the way it pulls off the rolling surface.
Awesome cake. You did a great job.
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