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Jello MMF

This came about by pure experimenting and me forgetting to buy strawberry extract. I thought, hmm..why not try strawberry jello. It flavored it, even gave it color and most surprisingly, it kept it very pliable and gave it a great texture. Now I am hooked on adding jello to every batch of MMF. Unflavored, uncolored instant jello is availalble by http://www.aviglatt.com/Product_3892.html . I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I do.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows 10.5 oz. 3 tbs of water 3 cups of pwd sugar 1/2 pack of jello (any flavor) 1-2 cups of pwd sugar for kneading purposes.

Instructions

step 1. Grease large glass bowl, wooden spoon or rubber spatula. If using a KA to mix the fondant go ahead and grease bowl and dough hook. step 2. add marshmallows and water to greased glass bowl, put in to microwave for 1 minute. Stir mixture then return bowl to microwave for an additional 30 seconds. step 3. Stir marshmallow mixture, making sure all lumps are gone, add this time pour in your powder jello. stir until blended. mixture will be slightly grainy at this time. step 4. If using KA- pour and scrape mixture into greased KA bowl, add powder sugar, mix. add more pwd sugar until mixture is tacky. step 5. Sprinke pwd sugar on a flat surface or silpat, turn out marshmallow fondant onto surface add more pwd sugar and knead, and add sugar until it resembles a dough that is not tacky, but firm to the touch. It should be very pliable, it will droop when you hold it up. Do not make this fondant stiff. Step 6. The Jello-MMF ball will be very warm, immediately wrap in saran wrap. and let it rest overnight. I have determined that THIS STEP REMOVES ALL GRAININESS. The heat and moisture at this stage allows the sugar in the jello to melt completely. Step 7. The following day. The jello-mmf will be very hard. While still wrapped, place the fondant in the microwave, heat for 15-30 seconds, flip over fondant and heat another 15-30 seconds. remove saran wrap, knead once or twice and it is ready to cover you cakes. Notes of Interest: It takes about 5 mins to make this fondant. You can use whatever flavor jello you want. The Jello DOES color your fondant. That is why I have a link to the colorless/flavorless jello. so you can color or flavor as you wish. Here is a link to a cake that I made using this recipe. The flavor was strawberry jello, and the jello itself gave me the pink shade. I did not add any other coloring to the fondant. I hope you all have as much fun as I have had using this recipe. You wont believe how pliable and smooth this fondant is. It was the first time I have done a fondant cake that there were NO tiny cracks, or what I call strechmarks, at all in the fondant.

Comments (26)

So smart!! I'll definitely keep this in mind for my next cake :)
Would love to see a pic of the cake you made; however, I don't see the link that you mention.
the link is on top. here it is if you can't see it http://www.aviglatt.com/Product_3892.html
Hi, Im not sure if everywhere else has it aswell, but in Australia, "aeroplane jelly" does a pack called "creat a jelly" Its unflavoured uncoloured powdered jelly or "jello" mix that can be used. Its under $2.00 a box and should make white MMF:)
Sounds Great! I may give this a try, as I have been asked to make a wedding cake using purple fondant! Hopefully, grape Jell-O will be a tasty surprise, not to mention give me the right shade. I'll try to keep you updated!
hunnybee 32.. I dont think links so up here.. so it is the 1st cake in top row of pics, it is pink with roses and black vines.
Can you add the jello to the MMF after it's already been in the fridge?
How about using the Pina Colada flavor, that probably wouldn't have too much color, but I wonder what the taste would be? Gonna have to try!
The half of the Jello packof 85g or pack of 170 g. Thanks
I would thing you use 1/2 pkg of the small jello box. I would think if u use the large pkg then it may be grainy
You use 1/2 box of 85g. Also. no you cannot add jello to MMF after its been in the fridge. You have to add the powdered jello to the HOT marshmallow mixture. Oh let me know how the pina colada comes out!!
Thanks singlegain a tesso for your comment, i appreciate it
Just wondering how big a cake one batch would cover?
I have tried this method with several flavors in a standard fondant recipe rather than MMF(utilizing the flavored jello in a slightly higher proportion for the unflavored gelatin) , and it also worked very well. Tasted like Starburst. YUM. I used it on a child's b-day cake and it was a hit. Something interesting and different.
Thins may sound like a dumb question but it is the standard jello and not the sugar free?
ac7- I covered a 12 inch and 6 inch, and still had half a batch left. glutenfree- It was standard jello, but sugarfree should work as well. I cant think of why it wouldnt, guess I'll have to make a batch and see.
This is only a curriosity, but I wonder what the jell-o pudding mixes would do to it. Has anyone tried that? I was just thinking that butterscotch sounded wonderful.
Ok, I tried this yesterday with jell-o devil's food instant pudding and it worked. It just took it longer and a bit more powedered sugar to get it to consistancy.
I'm thinking about doing a lime cake with your jello recipe! Can I add more green coloring to the fondant to make it greener than the pastel green that will come from just using the lime jello? Also, when you say to let it sit overnight in the plastic wrap, is that to be in the fridge? Thanks!
How long would the jello- mmf last in the fridge?
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