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Well, I made the MMF, put it on the cake and let my 8 year old have at it with buttercream (her birthday cake, she wanted to decorate it!). It was strawberry cake with strawberry filling. Anyway, we cut it up and passed it around and the concensis is that MMF doesn't taste as good as the BC and to PLEASE not use it to cover a cake again, unless specifically asked for. At least I tried it!

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Sorry to hear that Debbie icon_sad.gif I know Wilton fondant tastes really nasty .. some people don't like MMF because it is chewy ... it does taste much better than the Wilton fondant .. It's really pretty on wedding cakes .. I think if you put the buttercream under a cake thick enough, you could cover with MMF if for nothing else, the looks .. a person could always peel it off and just eat the buttercream/cake parts .. guess it's all in what person likes ..
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I always have thick layer of BC.... that way they don't have to eat the MMF. I haven't had any complaints
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My family had the same reaction.
My SIL took home some cake the other night. It was a pretty good size chunk, buttercream covered with MMF. She told my DB there is cake in the fridge. He did not go get any that night. Next evening he goes to get cake, thinks "Cool lots of cake left." Only to discover a MMF tent, no cake. LOL LOL My SIL had kept going at it with a spoon in the fridge. She said she couldn't help it it was sooo good but she didn't like the fondant.
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Sorry to hear about the MMF. Myself I have never done anything but buttercream. It's not that I don't want to be "with the times", after all everyone that is anybody is doing the fondant-like covering (as so it seems). Even Wilton has a book just on Fondant.
I bought the '06 yearbook and you see more and more fondant. icon_sad.gif . It is just not for me. It sure is less work since all you do is roll it out. But until I find a decent covering, (haven't tried the rolled buttercream yet), I'll stick to my buttercream.
I did find a trick - old trick to get the buttercream very smooth on the cake, almost as smooth as fondant. I had heard of the Viva paper towel trick, but I decided to do the hot spatula thing. This worked a lot better! Even better than the smoothing the top of the cake with the spatula over parchment paper. It did take a couple of tries but it worked and looked professional; to the extend that I decorated the cake with a few scattered royal drop flowers and the buttercream looked smooth. I did make sure the icing crusted well between coats, I know that is a big plus.
I still have the itch for fondant-like stuff so I plan on starting on gumpaste and learning to do some flowers.
Maybe give a try again at buttercream. It is not hopeless. You have to admit it does taste a lot better, the thing is to get it smooth.
Good luck,
Naty
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post #6 of 9
I used MMF finally on a cake I did. I did not like it.. I believe it's just cheaper than fondant, rolls better for me than fondant and simply just looks pretty..
Every one peeled it off. LOL One time I made a bow out of fondant. My family had a get together and well by the time we cut the cake the fondant was hard. (made it a day in advance so it would hold) Well it didn't go to waste. Children had alot of fun..ALL the kids got a piece and rolled it up and we had a fondant ball fight.. dang things hurt!
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Originally Posted by debsuewoo

Well, I made the MMF, put it on the cake and let my 8 year old have at it with buttercream (her birthday cake, she wanted to decorate it!). It was strawberry cake with strawberry filling. Anyway, we cut it up and passed it around and the concensis is that MMF doesn't taste as good as the BC and to PLEASE not use it to cover a cake again, unless specifically asked for. At least I tried it!

Debbi



Well, you never know until you try!!! icon_lol.gif

I say people are more turned off about the consistency of the icing than the flavor... It is pasty and different. I did the test at my old job with my co workers and they said that it was the texture that they didn't care for.

I personally like it.... Its like eating candy! Yum! icon_biggrin.gif
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lol... me too MariaLovesCakes! I'll pinch pieces off and eat the MMF .. I really like the taste of it .. kind of like those orange circus peanuts you can buy.
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YES ntertayneme!!!! that is it the Circus penuts that is what it reminds me of! My son LOVES it. I used to have a ball of it in my diaper bag wrapped up and when my daughter had cheer or gymnastics I would pinch him off pieces and he would sit watch and eat! I love the taste of it but I haven't tried the taste of it on a cake yet! OH WELL! SOON I WILL
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