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post #136 of 148

Hi, Dolphan, 

 

I just read this post and thought I'd post the recipe for fondant figures that I really like. While I use gumpaste for all my flowers, I recently started making figures from Elizabeth Marek's recipe. It is a modified MMF and is incredibly easy to work with. I found her video on making Christmas elves and it is all I use for figures now. Here is the recipe: (Incidentally, this is the only reason I'd ever use Wilton fondant as I am a confirmed Michelle Foster Fondant fan!)

 

 

                      E LIZABETH MAREKS’S FONDANT  (FOR FIGURES)

1 lb         Bag Marshmallows,  (Cheap brand)

½  C.       Shortening

3 T.         Water

2 lb.        Powdered sugar, sifted

1 ¼ lb.   Wilton fondant

 

Microwave marshmallows about 1min 30 seconds.  Check after 1 minute see if mostly melted.

Stir, heat 30 more seconds. Stir until completely melted and puffed up.   

Add 3 Tablespoons of water and place in KA bowl with dough hook.  

Add ½ C. shortening. Turn mixer on low and add  Powdered sugar, 1 C. at a time, till almost clears bowl. About  90% will be mixed. There will still be some remaining in the bowl.

During this time soften Wilton fondant in microwave. 

Turn into large bowl with remaining powdered sugar and into the middle, place Wilton fondant.

Knead well. It is ready to use at this point.

 

Add a little tylose for figures,  (faces to dry quickly)

 

This cake I made recently after using this recipe. I had no difficulty, even when applying over an armature as in the horse.

 

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I hope this helps you. Have fun with your figure making. thumbs_up.gif

 

Jan

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post #137 of 148

Thanks FlourPots! (It only took me 6 weeks to check back, LOL! I'm not busy or anything!) ;)


Edited by SensationalCakesAndMore - 4/19/13 at 7:04pm
post #138 of 148

Hi

 

 

I love your work....... Can you pls pls send me the recipe??? Im from Sri Lanka and its extremely humid here. I tried a batch of sugar paste with Nicholas lodge recipe but the figures were all gooey by the morning :( Pls help

post #139 of 148

Madu...the recipe is on pg 8...

post #140 of 148

Hey Flourpots,

 

Thanks a million for the msg. I tried replying to you but I have exhausted my msg quota for the day :P

 

We don't have that Marshmallow brand here in Sri Lanka. Is there a particular quality that I should look for??? I have tried the MMF with tylose before and they started sweating and melted away :(  My figures never dry properly. Could it be becos I microwave it on high???

 

 

I have to make a teddy bear by friday and don't know what i'm gonna do next   :( :( 

 

 

You are exceptionally creative and I looooooooooooooooooooooove your work.......

 

 

Thanks again xx


Edited by Madu85 - 5/21/13 at 6:14am
post #141 of 148
Hi...Thank you!
 
I would say to try to work with a brand name vs. a store brand, if possible...I didn't like the texture of my fondant when using store brand marshmallows...
 
If your figures didn't dry with tylose, you probably didn't use enough...I don't think it was because of over-microwaving...I've done that accidentally, and once it cools, it should still behave normally.
 
Do you have access to Wilton's fondant at all?
post #142 of 148

Hi Flourpots,

 

 

 

I made the cake with a teddy bear. It wasn't super neat but it was presentable icon_sad.gif

 

 

Made it with MMF and mixed tylose powder as I went along. Should try another batch later.....

 

 

Thanks again for all your help :)

 

 

Madu

post #143 of 148

FlourPots your work is perfection. Please send me your recipe and tips. Thanks.

post #144 of 148

No problem Madu85...

 

Thanks Lizziescakes...the tips are on pg 7, recipe on pg 8, of this thread.

 

 

I wanted to mention here that I've recently begun experimenting with Wilton's fondant...

A decorator I admire (& stalk on FB), Lesley Wright  (Royal Bakery), swears by Wilton brand for her figures and accent pieces, AND she doesn't add any tylose!

 

I've only worked with the red and white so far, but I loved it.

Lesley says she would never cover a cake in it, and I wouldn't either, but for figures and things, it's great.

(of course it's also very affordable with a store coupon)

 

I don't know if I'll ever switch over completely...I like my recipe, and it works well for me, but I'm glad to know I have another option, should the need arise.

post #145 of 148
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Me also i need tips fr great bakers like you. Thanks for sharing. God bless u more..im from the phils..
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Me too flourPots, need some tips from a great baker like you..God bless u more.
post #148 of 148

The tips are on pg 7, recipe on pg 8, of this thread.

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