Stabilize Mmf?

Decorating By Ishi Updated 19 Aug 2008 , 11:14pm by xstitcher

Ishi Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 4:38am
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I'm making a cake for my son's b-day that includes small 3D buildings and I want to use MMF to cover the front of the buildings. I'd like for it to be stiff. How do I make MMF dry super-stiff?!

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Texas_Rose Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 4:42am
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You can knead in some gum-tex to make it dry rock hard. I wouldn't recommend letting anyone eat the parts with the gum-tex though (my daughter ate some and she was backed up for days icon_lol.gificon_redface.gif )

Ishi Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 5:01am
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Oh, so sorry about your daughter! I'll keep that in mind. icon_wink.gif Can you tell me how much of the Gum-tex to add to a regular batch of MMF (16 oz. marshmallow)? Does it change the consistency of the MMF? How long will it need to dry before putting on the cake? Thanks for your help!

Texas_Rose Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 5:17am
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I just knead it in until I feel the MMF start to stiffen up, then I know it's enough and I quit adding more. It will dry out faster than plain MMF, so wrap it up right away. I've never done a whole batch of MMF with it...I usually will use up my leftovers by making roses, and I add the gum-tex to that because it works a lot better than plain MMF.

xstitcher Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 11:14pm
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Hey Texas_Rose!

How well do the roses come out?? Is it the same as using Wilton fondant with the gum-tex?

TIA

P.S. Sorry for barging in on this thread!!!!

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