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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by JSKConfections View Post

Are you adding the food coloring to the melted marshmallows?  do it before you knead in the ps. 

Yessss I normally do. But I was trying to take a short cut that day I didn't want to make another batch. I was being lazy icon_sad.gif lesson definitely learned
post #17 of 19
I don't add water to my MMF, and I always use store brand (Aldi) marshmallows.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Rosegin View Post

I don't add water to my MMF, and I always use store brand (Aldi) marshmallows.

Isn't it weird how different things work for different people. The one time I forgot to add water my MMF sucked. I ended up throwing it away. Now I know I probably could have fixed it. It will probably take me a year of profits to make up all of the money I wasted on my initial screw ups.

post #19 of 19

I work with 4Hers. age 8-14, and have no trouble with MMF.  I don't like to use Name brand marshmallows because I don't think they work as well as store brand.  Since I buy most of the supplies for the 4Hers, I usually buy both the marshmallows and the powdered sugar from Aldis.  The powder sugar hardly ever needs sifting and the marshmallows are always fresh.

 

The recipe we use is 10 oz. mini marshmallows, 2 TBS water and approximately 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar.  The recipe also calls for 1/4 cup white shortening which we use to grease the bowl used for melting and on our hands to prevent sticking when kneading the last of the powdered sugar into the fondant.

 

I say "we" because the girls delight in melting the marshmallows, adding the powdered sugar and kneading it it. 

 

The procedure we use is grease the microwave safe container, empty the bag of marshmallows into the bowl and add 2 tbsp. water.  Melt the marshmallows for 30 seconds, stir with a wooden spoon; heat 30 more seconds and stir; and then heat a final 30 seconds.  Remove from microwave  and stir in approximately 3 cups powder sugar.  Grease a plastic sheet and sprinkle with some powdered sugar.  Empty the marshmallow mixture onto the sheet and add more powdered sugar.  Grease yours hands, particularly the heels of your hands and then knead the powdered sugar into the marshmallow mixture.  Add more powdered sugar as needed to make a firm ball of fondant that is not sticky to the touch.  Lightly grease the ball of fondant and put in a plastic bag, seal and then put in a closed container.  Do not refrigerate.

 

If you want to color the whole batch of fondant, you can use the food coloring as part of the water.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Oleta Edwards

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