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post #31 of 78
Amber,
For me one batch weighs right around 3 lbs, considering there is 1 lb of marshmallows and 2 lbs of sugar (give or take) plus some liquid in there.
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post #32 of 78
When I make fondant for some reason I get balls of powdered sugar throughout my fondant that I have to spend forever picking out. What am I doing wrong!!
post #33 of 78
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I'd say bet on 2 lbs for sure, it's probably more like 2.5. Yep, there are 2lbs of sugar, but it definitely doesn't all make it into the final mmf!
post #34 of 78
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The balls of powdered sugar are because of the moisture when you just dump the marshmallows into the sugar.

That's why I add a bit of sugar to the marshmallows to soak up the moisture. There are no hard bits in the marshmallows by the time it goes into the bowl, and no moisture to MAKE hard bits.
post #35 of 78
Has anyone tried the strawberry flavored marshmallows to make strawberry fondant? I really want to try it but have no reason right now. Maybe I'll have to make a cake just because. icon_smile.gif
post #36 of 78
Okay, then I guess I don't have to make the 7 batches I originally thought I'd have to make!!! icon_surprised.gif I'm such a dummy! I have 4 batches made, so I guess I'm good to go!
post #37 of 78
I make it the same way and have never had a problem. Glad to know thats how you do it too, I admire your work!! Like I have said before, would love to be where you are some day. Love your website.
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post #38 of 78
Flowergirl, Thank you for posting your how tos for MMF. You totally took away difficultness and the amount of time I perceived it would take to make. I'm going to have to try this, this weekend.
post #39 of 78
Good morning everyone,

I made mmf for the first time last week. After using the dough hooks I thought my mixer was gonna burn up, it got really thick.

chele_belle: I thought about the strawberry ones too...sounds like a good idea.

Does anyone else remember when they made all the flavored marshmallows like the big ones, not just the mini ones?
Jen

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post #40 of 78
Thanks for posting these detailed instructions. I've been hesitant about trying MMF again but will have to give it another try. BTW your pictures are great and your MMF looks wonderful.
post #41 of 78
I just tried making the chocolate mmf by your directions and ended up with a crubled mess...I had to add quite a bit more water n some crisco... has that ever happend to you?? Anyway, I'm not upset in the least, I tried 2 other recipies 2day n could get NOTHING to work.. this I actually got on my cake!! icon_biggrin.gif Maybe its the weather... it is really humid right now..anyway, for future reference, do you know why this might have happened??
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post #42 of 78
I work with MMF alot and have only had a problem once or twice. I believe the problem happened when I over heated the MM in the microwave.

Now I only microwave for 2 minutes in 30 second intervals stiring between each interval.

The two times when I overheated, the MMF kept breaking and ripping, it was really funky.

On another note, does anyone flavor their MMF? What do you use?

Thanks!
post #43 of 78
When I want color and flavor, I use Kool Aid (then if a stronger color is needed I will add some dye). No color, then use extracts. Works great!
Debby TCL
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post #44 of 78
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Originally Posted by Sarsi

I just tried making the chocolate mmf by your directions and ended up with a crubled mess...I had to add quite a bit more water n some crisco... has that ever happend to you?? Anyway, I'm not upset in the least, I tried 2 other recipies 2day n could get NOTHING to work.. this I actually got on my cake!! icon_biggrin.gif Maybe its the weather... it is really humid right now..anyway, for future reference, do you know why this might have happened??



You need to take it out of the bowl when it's the right texture, not when all the icing is gone. I'm guessing you worked too much sugar into it - I never have to add extra water. There's usually quite a bit of extra sugar left over, don't be afraid to just throw it out!
post #45 of 78
I have used the strawberry marshmallows and I make MMF for all my cakes. They work fine and it tastes good. Just you have a pink mess instead of a white one. icon_smile.gif
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