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Topic: Help! Marshmallow fondant keeps sticking when I roll it out! What am I doing wrong?
lexmax 11/30/2009 8:54 PM
Help! I love the recipe for marshmallow fondant - - it tastes fabulous! However, everytime I try to roll it out to a size bigger than a 9" cake, it sticks to my surface. I've been rolling it out on my granite countertop dusted with powdered sugar. What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions?
mmumsie 11/30/2009 9:09 PM
Try cornstarch.
lexmax 11/30/2009 9:13 PM
Does it work better than the powder sugar? I made sure that I kept powdering the surface while rolling and it still stuck.
Bainton 11/30/2009 10:37 PM
icing sugar can become sticky, corn starch does not.
mmumsie 11/30/2009 10:39 PM
I would suggest kneading in more PS into the fondant to make it less sticky. I like the cornstarch on the working surface, but it can dry your fondant if you aren't too careful.
cakesbychrystal 11/30/2009 11:48 PM
I roll my fondant out on silicone mats dusted with powederd sugar. Two weeks ago I needed to roll out really large pieces of fondant and the sugar wasn't cuttin' it. I then spread Crisco all over my mats and on the counter top...it was a REALLY big piece of fondant about 24"X24". Crisco is my new best friend when I roll out fondant!
lexmax 12/01/2009 7:41 AM
I LOVE the CRISCO idea. I'm going to try it tonight so I can practice before making this cake this weekend!
lexmax 12/01/2009 7:43 AM
Do you just put the crisco, or do you grease with crisco then cover with sugar or corn starch?
MARIE J 12/01/2009 7:54 AM
lexmax - you wouldn't use powdered sugar, or cornstarch if you used Crisco

Very lightly cover your surface with the Crisco, and roll away
lexmax 12/01/2009 10:27 AM
Awesome! Thank you for the advice everyone!!!!
bassettscreek 12/01/2009 12:25 PM
Lex .... it is awesome! Always lightly rub my working surfaces (and my palms) with Crisco before rolling, whether its is MMF or Gumpaste.
bunnywoman 12/01/2009 6:37 PM
Crisco babe!!!!!!!! Works like a charm!