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post #16 of 31
Yes, replace 1 cup of ps with the cocoa. Don't add all of the remaining ps until you check it after it rests. Again it may only need some extra shortening or a bit more ps. I rarely add all that the recipe calls for. I forgot to ask - do you sift the ps first? If you don't you try doing this as well.
post #17 of 31
For the chocolate I found better results if I add the cocoa powder (I use Hershey's Dark) before adding any of the PS. Cocoa Powder tends to dry it out more than ps does. I use to just mix the cocoa powder into the ps then add, but you won't get as much of a chocolate flavor this way.
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post #18 of 31
grease your hands with crisco before working with the batch when you are making it and also the spatula and I use a large sheet of plastic(table cloth stuff at walmart by the yard) and turn the mmf out onto that to work it. I will say today I tried mixing it in my kitchenaid and I can't believe how great that was....woohoo...any more questions pm me....icon_smile.gif
post #19 of 31
This is the tutorial I used with MMF. Never, ever had a problem...I live where it is realllllyyy dry (humidity hovers around 5%) and I've never had a problem....Look thru the troubleshooting that is provided in this tutorial....It really helped me figure out how to quickly fix any problems I might encounter. Hope it helps.

http://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/Fondant.htm
post #20 of 31
I actually have a question of my own about MMF. I have made several cakes with MMF and each time i make it i get little clumps of PS in the fondant and can't seem to knead all of them out which cause a lot of imperfections in the fondant. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and if anyone knows how to fix it.
post #21 of 31
I actually have a question of my own about MMF. I have made several cakes with MMF and each time i make it i get little clumps of PS in the fondant and can't seem to knead all of them out which cause a lot of imperfections in the fondant. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and if anyone knows how to fix it.
post #22 of 31
Which recipes do you use? I have been using MacsMom's.
post #23 of 31
Try sifting the ps first and then allow it to rest 12 to 24 hrs wrapped well, before kneeding it.
post #24 of 31
Are you sure they are bits of PS? The reason I ask is b/c I overcooked my MM once & there were bits of hard MM in the fondant & they WON'T knead in, you have to pick them out.

Another way you can change up your chocolate version is to add chocolate chips to the mm before melting. You'll not need extra glycerin or corn syrup b/c it helps w/ pliability. I've actualy come to love it this way
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post #25 of 31
I USE 1 16OZ BAG OF MINI MARSHMALLOW, 2TBSP OF WATER, AND 2LB PS. THE LUMPS ARE PS BECAUSE IF I PRESS ON THEM TO GET THEM OUT ITS ALL PS. I WILL TRY WRAPPING IT AND LEAVING IT OUT. I USUALLY MAKE IT AND THEN ROLL IT OUT RIGHT AWAY THAT MAY BE THE PROBLEM.
post #26 of 31
cut the water to 2 TBS
post #27 of 31
I had the same problem with PS clumps in my MMF but we finally figured it out. I heated the marshmallows too hot when I added the PS. Make sure it's cooled down before adding in your PS. Since then, never had a problem.
Also, sounds like way too much water is going into your recipe. Try less water!
Also, be careful when making the chocolate. The cocoa powder dries the heck outta your MMF. Only use a small amount, maybe a 1/2 cup. Had a bad experience with that too when I added too much....came out way to dry and crumbled and cracked!
Good luck!
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post #28 of 31
THANKS FOR ALL THE FEEDBACK I WILL TRY LETTING THE MARSHMALLOWS COOL A LITTLE BEFORE ADDING THE PS. THANKS AGAIN
post #29 of 31
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This time I had the opposite problem, it was toooooo soft!! ARG I will conquer this MMF one day! Thank you all for your help and encouraging words. I don't want to have to purchase Fondant when I can make it, so I WILL GET THERE!!! icon_smile.gif
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post #30 of 31
Just a tip to try for choc MMF - When using the cocoa powder method, I found the colour was good, but the taste wasn't chocolately. I subbed my water in the marshmallow mixture with strong brewed coffee - what an amazing difference!! You can also add 1 TB finely sifted instant coffee along with your cocoa powder instead.
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