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post #16 of 29
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Personally, I prefer to buy either the satin ice or pettinice. I like the way the MMF tastes, but for some reason, I never can get mine to turn out just the right consistency. icon_sad.gif



I agree, that's the same reason I don't use MMf. Maybe it is just me but I find it isn't always consistent or easy to work with.



Have either of you tried adding Crisco to it? Just curious... because I found it incredibly hard to work with until I kneaded in some Crisco, now I am totally into using it! And it tastes soooooooo good!! And seriously, you can make a batch for under $4 in like 4 minutes!!



Yeah, i've tried the Crisco thing too. I'm not sure why mine doesn't turn out, but it's always to sticky, even with the Crisco.
post #17 of 29
Crisco can work wonders!!! I use it with MMF and also satin ice if it gets too dry.

I do both, buy fondant and make it. It depends on what I need it for. It can take a long time to make MMF, so if I need to cover big cakes I buy it. I'll get a big bucket (20 lbs) and this lasts a long time. I also make MMF if I'm out of regulard fondant.

I actually bought wilton fondant on purpose recently because I needed a fondant that would hold it's shape and harden quickly for bows and other accent peices. For some reason I can't get my MMF to harden, even with gum tex. Satin ice is really soft too...but wilton's held it's shape perfectly!

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post #18 of 29
Oh, I totally agree about using the Wilton stuff for bows... since you know it's not going to be eaten, it's the best choice for that.

Courtney... I hope this doesn't sound goofy, but, how are you making your MMF? It takes me less than 5 minutes to make, so I am curious how long it takes you.
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post #19 of 29
Im going to start buying it. Ive tried that blasted MMF recipe so many times its embarrassing and only once was I successful. And Ive tried all the tips and it still didnt work. I cant risk failure with a paid cake so Im going with store bought fondant from now on.
post #20 of 29
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After you knead in the powdered sugar, knead in a dollop of crisco... just about 1-2 tablespoons, depending on your personal preference. Start with one and go from there! You can still warm it slightly in the microwave if it feels too stiff when you go to use it. If you microwave it too many times it will start to dry it a litte and you may need to add a pinch more Crisco. This is really a Godsend... I am so pleased with it... it gives it that silky feel and pliability like Wilton, but it still TASTES like MMF!!! Yay!!



I'll try that some time, thanks.
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post #21 of 29
What sort of crisco do you use?
post #22 of 29
I always just buy it because it's easier. They don't call me "Lazy_Susan" for nothing!!! LOL
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post #23 of 29
What a great site! I wish I had found this one sooner; doing a groom's cake and did cookies and could have used so much of their products!

Question - do you know if their flowers and lace molds edible????

Thanks for the future tip!

Lis
post #24 of 29
Does anyone here happen to have a fail proof fondant recipe? I could use some help. Thanks
post #25 of 29
MMF is a little moody I think, sometimes perfect...sometime not. I'll make it for my dummys and small cakes, but for large weddings I'm going to buy!
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post #26 of 29
Melvira, It doesn't take me all that long to make the MMF. It's mostly a pain if I need a lot of it and have to make a lot of batches. I melt the marshmallows in a bowl and then pour into my mixer and finish kneading on the counter. Maybe I just don't have it dialed in yet, but it takes me a while to prep everything....putting crisco on bowls/beater/counter. Then all the dishes to wash! I don't have a lot of extra time b/c of my three kids. icon_smile.gif Do you make double batches?

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post #27 of 29
I used Choco-Pan a few years ago & it was better than Wilton's, but I still didn't like using fondant. Now that I've found MMF, I love it! I wasn't thrilled with the chocolate, though. It tasted good, but dried out quickly, even with the Crisco. I may have to try one of the other brands listed here.
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post #28 of 29
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Melvira, It doesn't take me all that long to make the MMF. It's mostly a pain if I need a lot of it and have to make a lot of batches. I melt the marshmallows in a bowl and then pour into my mixer and finish kneading on the counter. Maybe I just don't have it dialed in yet, but it takes me a while to prep everything....putting crisco on bowls/beater/counter. Then all the dishes to wash! I don't have a lot of extra time b/c of my three kids. icon_smile.gif Do you make double batches?

Courtney



Ok, I see what you're saying! All of that greasing and stuff would take time!! Not to compete with Lazy_Suasan (haha) but when I make MMF, lazy people look busy!! I dump a 16 oz. bag of marshmallows into a microsafe bowl, dump in 1 T. flavoring, 1 T water, micro for 30 seconds, stir, micro 10 seconds more at most if needed, then pour that into a bowl where I have 2 c. powdered sugar and just stir by hand for 30 seconds, then dump it out onto the table and knead in the rest of the sugar and the criso, and that really only takes a few minutes. I have been reaaaallllly lazy about it and gotten really good results. I have probably just been very lucky! Well, no, not entirely, because my results weren't that good until I heard the crisco trick!! For clean up, I stick the marshmallowy bowls in hot water for a few minutes while I wipe up the table, then that just rinses away. I know... I am so lazy!! I don't do it right at all!
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post #29 of 29
I am starting to think that I dont know what fondant is supposed to be like....I love MMF....that said I dont cover cakes with it because though I love MMF for the decorations I still dont love the taste and I want buttercream. I have made it 3 times and had success each time...but I usually have to add a bit more water than the recipe requires and I dont use all the powdered sugar....I have also been known to add a bit of shortening to mine.
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