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post #16 of 30
Don't know if this will help or not but a post I read a long time ago for a smaller batch said to "pack" the marshmellows into the measuring cup very tight. This might help you get more into your recipe if you don't have the 16 oz bag. Good luck. (oh also, the crisco helps me too.)

Charlotte
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post #17 of 30
Thread Starter 
I'm going to guess that I havn't been using enough marshmallows and try it again after I get to the store, to get more sugar and the smaller bags of marshmallows. I appreciate the description relating it back to playdough the visual will be helpful. Playdough I get (1 and 2 year old love playdough). I'll try again and let you know!
post #18 of 30
Thread Starter 
Just in case anyone else is also challenged in the area of convertion, a 16 oz bag of mini marshmallows fills my 8 cup measuring cup to the top no squishing. Thanks for everyones help. Now if I can figure out how to do a drape I'll be in business.
post #19 of 30
Good luck figuring out how to do a drape. I still haven't gotten that one down yet! Let me know the trick if you figure it out!
post #20 of 30
oooo thanks gdcox! I have one of those!! THat is very helpful!
post #21 of 30
can MMF be used on dummy cakes?? OR should I use regular fondant?
post #22 of 30
It works great on dummy cakes. In fact, that's how ntertayneme showed me to cover a square cake. We used MMF and a dummy cake.
post #23 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Misdawn

Good luck figuring out how to do a drape. I still haven't gotten that one down yet! Let me know the trick if you figure it out!



I'd love to learn too. This cake is really pretty.
post #24 of 30
does it keep well on dummy cakes?? I am going in a baby show and I have to make dummy cakes to put on display and I'd rather use MMF as it's cheaper!
post #25 of 30
I left one sitting on my counter for almost a week (dummy cake) and it was fine.. I cover my dummies with saran wrap, use buttercream icing thick enough to cover all the saran and enough that I can smooth w/a Viva papertowel and then I apply the MMF ... when you're finished looking at the cake or want to practice some more, just pick up the cake, get over a trash can, grab the bottom of the sarah under the cake, peel and let it fall off into the trash can.. you then have a clean styrofoam dummy to reuse .. oh, and I don't buy the styrofoam dummies .. too expensive .. I buy the 2" thick stryrofoam sheets usually found in the floral section of craft stores, cut 2 of the size I want to practice with (I've done 9" circles and 9" squares), glue them together to make a 4" dummy and then cover w/saran, then decorate ... just works better for me and I can practice over and over without having to purchase more dummy cakes icon_smile.gif
Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
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post #26 of 30
thanks! I want to be able to keep the dummies forever...to use as samples for people to physically see! I dont' need to cover the dummy in BC first do I?? Just piping gel or something to make it stick??
post #27 of 30
I just use Glad press and seal wrap on mine ... http://www.cakecentral.com/article47-How-to-Make-and-Decorate-with-Marshmallow-Fondant-MMF.html .. look by item #6 at the picture of my styrofoam dummy I used.. nothing under to hold it .. it stayed on just fine... It won't be real smooth and will gather up on the bottom and/or top but you can slather on your buttercream icing thick enough to cover it .. just remember to smooth your buttercream icing because the fondant will take on any imperfections you may have in the buttercream .. I smooth my buttercream after about 10-15 minutes with a Viva papertowel to get it really smooth before I apply my fondant .. good luck and let us know how it works for you!!
Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
www.legateaux.com
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post #28 of 30
Thread Starter 
This is my final success with the practice cake using MMF and making the drape. I attached some of the flowers (gumpaste) to the side just so it adds some of the brides colours for her to look at, she still hasn't made up her mind about the drape or if she wants me to decorate it with icing some other way. This is supposed to be a sample so she can make up her mind. I practiced the drape 2 times you might see a bit of the 1st drape in the picture I didn't make it come around the cake enough it was too short so I tried again. The actual wedding cake will have a ton more flowers and some ivy trailing down the sides. Its 3 tiers 14-10-6 and she is using the candle cake stand from Wilton.
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post #29 of 30
Your drape came out really prettygdcox76 !!
Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
www.legateaux.com
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post #30 of 30
Great job!! And if you made those flowers you should not have had any fears about the mmf. icon_biggrin.gif Great job!

Charlotte
Have a great day.... and pass it on!!~~Charlotte
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