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post #16 of 37
Thanks tye. I want to make a practice cake with it because I haven't used it before and I have an order for a lingerie cake and I want to use fondant, but not Wilton's!!!
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post #17 of 37
good luck.. i'd love to see pic's when youre done...

i do keep a box of Wiltons on hand just to do accessories.. sometimes the MMF is too soft to make flowers and stuff.. i also mix half mmf with gumpaste so it will be stiffer...
post #18 of 37
Tye is right - you will have some left over. When you go to roll it out, grease the area and your rolling pin too. (just a little, it doesn't take a lot) It makes it a lot easier to work with and it doesn't look all dusty from too much cornstarch or powdered sugar.

Put all of your scraps in a ziploc bag and smash the air out of it. The stuff keeps forever. Whenever you want to use it again, set it on a plate and microwave it a few seconds....it will soften right up. Knead it again with crisco greased hands and you're good to go for another project! thumbs_up.gif
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post #19 of 37
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I just printed out this whole forum...God Bless the inventer of this site! Thanks alot to all ya'll! I will post pics of the cake with my wonderful MMF when its finished! Thanks a heap!!!
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post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by LaylasMommy

I've never made MMF, but I'm very interested in trying it since I've read all the posts about it. My concern is, is this something that people actually eat? I mean, it seems like a waste to put this on the cake, then it not be edible!

Any tips?



It depends on the person..Little kids love the stuff! Some people find it too sweet. But it is a 1000 percent better tasting then Wilton's fondant. I can tell you that much! hahaha!

(I have never used the Silk Fondant (Do I have that name right?) Have no idea how that taste...
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post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Quadcrew

Cindy - I don't know that I would try it with a Sunbeam. I have a KA and I don't even use it, I just do it by hand. You get a better "feel" for when there is enough powdered sugar added then. Start out with a heavy wooden spoon, and when you can't stir it anymore, plop it out on the table and start kneading it. (grease up with crisco first!) It really isn't hard to make at all. I have never used the enitre amount of powdered sugar either. Good luck and have fun!



Same here, I agree 100 precent! I don't use my mixer either, just put some powerered sugar in a bowl, put the melted marshmellow in and slowly work in more powedered sugar. It really is like making bread.
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post #22 of 37
The way I make my MMF is to put a pile of shifted 10X sugar on the Silpat on the counter and make a well--like one makes homemade pasta. Then pour the melted MM mix in the well and start working it in. You must be a bit careful at the beginning as it is a hot mixture. It comes together very quickly, and you may not use all of the sugar in the MMF. Now I pretty much get the amount of sugar right so I don't have a lot of waste. thumbs_up.gif Used the KA once--what a mess!! icon_cry.gif
post #23 of 37
MMF tastes pretty good to me. I save the extra that I cut away fromt he cake and store it in the fridge to snack on later. (sshhhhh).
post #24 of 37
I use my KA and after cracking the transmission housing in my 6qt (replacement part on the way so I can repair it - it was only a few months old!) I finally have it down right so that I've made it in my 5qt KA the whole way through without having to take it out and knead it by hand.

I dump the marshmallows into the KA after melting and the add the sugar a little at a time. I do use a full 2 lbs of sugar.

But here's my problem - I can't for the life of me find a 16 oz bag of marshmallows!!! I can only find 10oz. So I take one full bag (large or mini) then I use my kitchen scale to get the additional 6 oz. (usually about 25 marshmallows). Is it only in New England that we don't have 16oz bags of marshmallows?

I do love working with it!
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post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by SweetResults

But here's my problem - I can't for the life of me find a 16 oz bag of marshmallows!!! I can only find 10oz. So I take one full bag (large or mini) then I use my kitchen scale to get the additional 6 oz. (usually about 25 marshmallows). Is it only in New England that we don't have 16oz bags of marshmallows?

I do love working with it!



Nope... I have the same problem here in South Jersey! Frustrating to try to figure out how many marshmallows is equivalent to 6 oz!! I am painfully mathematically challenged !!

Glad I'm not alone!
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*Helpful hint: Always turn the mixer OFF before licking the beaters.
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*Helpful hint: Always turn the mixer OFF before licking the beaters.
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post #26 of 37
Diane - according to my scale 25 large marshmallows is equal to 6oz. (I checked it again just now to make sure) So that should help a little bit. The bad part is that a 10oz bag holds about 40 marshmallows, so you always end up with extra marshmallows!
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post #27 of 37
I have to add some 2 cents here...

I usually make mine in the Kithcen-Aide, but after hearing others discuss theirs brekaing, I am too nervous to use it! Someone on this site...and I have no idea who - suggested using the bread machine to make it.

I did this yesterday, and WOW - how great. No worries!

And also I used Marshmallow Fluff to make it. It took out the melting step. I just emptied the goo into the bread machine, turned it on and added powdered sugar! VIOLA! And I have stopped measuring. I use however much fluff I want and add powdered sugar until it looks right...
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post #28 of 37
A bag of mini marshmallows is 16 0z
post #29 of 37
i'm in FL they come in both sizes 10 & 16 small & large MM-
i tried mmf this past weekend-trashed it-didn't have time to try it again. just had to smooth & round the top with buttercream-niece didn't care-can't wait to try it again-thanks for all the tips
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post #30 of 37
The only place that carries a 16 ounce bag of marshmallows where I live is Wal-mart. I really prefer not having to weigh it out. I guess I am lazy. icon_smile.gif
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