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post #16 of 22
If a figure is tall and narrow, I add tylose. Otherwise, no. I don't really like the texture it gives. Even if the figure is big, I'd rather add crispie treat "bones" than Tylose. I don't know why, but ppl ALWAYS eat mine, especially they love to bite heads off!

I'm a *greasy hands* fondanter, and I re-wrap constantly while working, so I rarely experience any drying that can't be solved with a few drops of water.

Tylose is great, but you don't always need to bother with it.

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post #17 of 22
I use the Michelle Foster's recipe (listed in the recipe section as the updated version). I don't use tylose and they stand up just fine! The figures in my profile pic were made that way.
post #18 of 22
The Foster recipe has gelatin in it as a firming agent instead of a gum product. You'll get different results than with straight MMF.
post #19 of 22
MMF doesn't have a gum product in it, except what comes with the marshmallows and I think that's gelatin, isn't it?
post #20 of 22
I mix half wilton white and half mmf for any decorations i make. I bought some gum paste and plan to try mixing in a little of that for any figures i may make in the future. Im a newbie and not sure about adding anything else. But i know i can always find good advice on this site!!!!!!! May order some of the powder and try that.
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post #21 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnybird

MMF doesn't have a gum product in it, except what comes with the marshmallows and I think that's gelatin, isn't it?



Sorry I didn't quote, I was referring to other posters comments about adding gums. The Fosters' recipe has additional gelatin (envelope gelatin) added to it, which makes it somewhat different from *regular* MMF. In some ways it mimics adding gums.
post #22 of 22
I use MMF for both covering a cake and for any figurines I need; they need to be made a couple of days in advance so that they harden well enough, I don't add anything to the MMF and have had no problems. Good luck!
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