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Purchase Fondant. There is nothing wrong with it. Many many of the famous Cake makers use Satin Ice is Bronwen Webber's & Marina Sousa's fondant choice.  Duff Goldman uses Fondarific  (which tastes out of this world) etc. It's good enough for them. It may be an initial investment but it just gets built into the price of the cake like everything else and you keep your sanity/save time/get consistency.

There's nothing worse than trying to make Red, Black, Royal Blue MMF... but wait! I have all those colors on my shelf in little satin ice containers already!

post #47 of 49

I have always used Marshmallow fondant and find it to be quick, easy and super cheap... not to mention fantastic tasting.
First off... I recommend The Mat or a sheeter. The Mat is really nice because you use veg shortening instead of confectioners sugar and you don't dry your fondant out.
Second, make sure you are not using the wrong colors. The first few times I made the MMF I had it completely sieze up on me because I was using dropping red color in a pinch. Never, ever, ever. Just like with chocolate, using the wrong colors will stiffen it up and there is no fixing it after that. For deep colors, I use the modeling chocolate mixed with fondant and powdered color technique to avoid problems.

And, lastly... how I make my MMF:

 

I use the 10 oz package of marshmallows in a well greased bowl, that is microwave safe. I take a cupped hand and a 2 or 3 handfuls of water. Then I microwave it for 30 seconds stirring in between until it's all melted. I add 4 cups of con. sugar and stir in the bowl until it's mostly stirred in. I then grease up the counter and start to kneed it. If it's too wet still, I add handfuls of sugar one at a time and kneed them in. Then grease up well again and give it a few more kneeds.

Oddly enough, I actually like to use it right after making it. I find it just works better that way. I mean, I can use it later, but it's usually absolutely perfect right then, so I make it right as I need it. :)

Hope this helps.

post #48 of 49
Personally, I love Duffs fondant. I've never had a complaint and it tastes wonderful!!
post #49 of 49
I always use my Kitchenaid with the dough hook to make MMF, never had an issue with it. Is that an option?
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