Help! Im Making Mmf For The First Time.......

Decorating By jcaste Updated 7 Nov 2008 , 2:00am by SILVERCAT

jcaste Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 4:41am
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I followed all the instructions but Im not sure if I'm doing it the right way. What do you guys mean by "kneading"? Anyways........ I think Im done but its extremely hard & I have it in a bowl that I can't seem to find the top for. I tried placing it in another bowl but its too hard so I tried using a spatula & it just made a HUGE mess. The spatula slipped & loose sugar flew everywhere. icon_cry.gif I need help!!! How do I know if I did it right?? & if I did it right, how do I store the MMF in the bowl without the lid? Can I just leave it out in the open in room temperature or should I place in freezer/fridge??

Pls someone respond to me asap. Im doing this for a cake Im decorating tomorrow night to deliver on friday.

If all fails, I will just use some left over Wilton Ready fondant.

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ape74 Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 4:53am
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Hi girl, it's me. Your fellow newbie... Well, kneading means working the fondant with your hands. I think, but then again I may be wrong. You know, like you do the dough before you actually start rolling it out. I just finished posting some questions about MMF. Hopefully someone will answer you fast. That'll help me too.... Good luck!

clarasmommy Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 4:56am
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To store mine, I wrap it VERY tightly in saran wrap, 2 or 3 times... then put it in a ziploc bag with NO air inside... works just fine.. It's gonna be pretty hard until you knead it more tomorrow before you put it on your cake. Kneading is where you just kinda fold it in half over and over and over and over until it feels right. It should feel like wilton fondant feels... it will just taste a million times better! HTH

jcaste Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:09am
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thnx!!! Then I made a mistake, I just read the instructions & looks like a I skipped over something. hehe!! It said to pour sugar in the bowl little at a time (tbs) as you are kneading. I added all the sugar at once. icon_mad.gif ok i might not be the best person at following directions step by step. lol Well its extremely hard right now, Im having a hard time taking it out the bowl. Should I place in microwave for a few seconds to make it easier for me to take it out so I can store?

hello my lovely friend!!! icon_cool.gif

sayhellojana Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:13am
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Also keep in mind that almost every recipe for MMF calls for WAY more sugar than it will actually take to get to a good consistency. I like Rhonda's Ultimate MMF, but also add glycerine to mine like in MacsMom's version. AND, when you add too much PS, like it sound slike you did, everyone says to add Crisco. That helps, but in my opinion kneeding in corn syrup works way better. Just what works for me, hope it helps.

clarasmommy Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:14am
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Yes, the microwave will help soften.. only for a few seconds though. If you think it's too hard, I'd try adding a bit more shortening.. maybe a tsp or so, see if that helps... if the microwave doesn't help though, you may just have to make a new batch... HTH

liapsim Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:17am
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Now...not to steal the thread or anything but I tried to make that stuff once and mine was super soft and kept coming apart in pieces...what was wrong with mine?

I eventually gave up and bought Wilton Ready Fondant...I WANT TO MAKE MMF!!!!! JCASTE, what recipe did you use?

clarasmommy Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:22am
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I would think if it's too soft, just add more PS. My recipe is super sweet, but good. It's about a pound of PS, 1 16 oz bag a marshmallows, and a tsp of shortening. melt, stir, knead... easy peasy.

ape74 Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:25am
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Hey's a link someone sent me previously when I had questions also....this might help if in case you do need to make another batch....

ape74 Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:29am
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sorry, the previous link gave an error...i just copied everything....

Have you seen the CC MMF tutorial:

There's also more fondant help in this thread...

Everything you ever wanted to know about making your 1st tiered/stacked/layer cake:


jcaste Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:29am
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i think im giving up for the night on my MMF. icon_redface.gif I ran out of PS & its late at night over here. I guess I can stick to wilton's ready fondant for tomorrow & deal with that. thnx for everyone's help. i will definitely try this again soon. i hear it taste so much better that the ready fondant. I will do a little more research & make sure I follow the instructions step by step. icon_lol.gif

jcaste Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:35am
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they both came up as ERROR's

sayhellojana Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:35am
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you dont need ps to save it if it's dry - I'm telling you, kneed in corn syrup and crisco and you'll be good as new icon_smile.gif

jcaste Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:38am
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nevermind I found it. Thanks!!!!!!!!

I had already seen that before .... DOH!!! ..... I forgot to print it out. I wish I would of followed that one.

Maybe I can try again tomorrow. I wonder if it HAS to be stored over night?? I wont be able to try again tonight, our of PS & I am NOT taking a trip to the store either. icon_razz.gif

ape74 Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:38am
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well, i copied and pasted, but i may have done something wrong....if you look at the forums, mine is under "How do I" and is title "Question about MMF".... just posted it today.... the links are there...

sayhellojana Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:39am
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It doesn't need to be stored overnight. You'll be fine.

jcaste Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:41am
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Originally Posted by sayhellojana

you dont need ps to save it if it's dry - I'm telling you, kneed in corn syrup and crisco and you'll be good as new icon_smile.gif

no corn syrup either. tapedshut.gif im so unprepared, i know! uggghhh!

jcaste Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:43am
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thnx sayhellojana!!!

i love this site!! everyone is so helpful! i will make a new batch tomorrow. wish me luck!!! icon_lol.gif

ape74 Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:44am
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icon_sad.gificon_sad.gif well i'm scared to try it now.... so many different ways, methods, recipes, tips, suggestions.... icon_cry.gif i want an easy recipe that doesn't require many ingredients, that i can mix with wooden spoon because i don't have a kitchen aid and that i can easily make it into chocolate... icon_cry.gif

jcaste Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 6:18am
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ooops I think I accidentally PMed you. lol omg!! i duno whats up with me right now. im losing it icon_eek.gif

its ok friend!!! icon_biggrin.gif remember the best way to learn & succeed is thru trial & error. i made my many mistakes today. i just ran into a problem right now. i was suppose to color my bc icing & before I colored it I just started icing my cake without it being colored. ahhhhh!!! i was like noOoo! but I couldnt do anything about it so I left it on there. Now Im trying to figure out if I want to cover it with fondant & have the bottom layer covered all in fondant & the top with just bc or what??? uggghhh! i might just have to make another cake tomorrow. icon_lol.gif

noyhoward Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 7:15am
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The recipe that I use is very easy,all I use is 1 bag of mini mashmallows,a little water if it's needed & ps.I melt it over a double boiler the dump it on my work surface & add ps a little @ a time oh I grease my work surface really well.I knead it until it's pilable.if it's tacky add more ps,if it's too dry add shortening.I hope this help.

jcaste Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 6:24pm
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thanks noyhoward

I will try MMF once again tonight. icon_biggrin.gif

sayhellojana Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 11:06pm
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good luck jcaste icon_smile.gif
Just remember to stop adding PS as soon as it holds its shape on it's own and doesn't feel too sticky. I usually end up using just over half a bag of PS.

jcaste Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 1:44am
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ok so i tried it again & ta da!!!! i believe I did it right, it looks right. lol i just think i got a few extra pieces of ps in the fondant. will that effect the smooth texture to my fondant? if so, what do I do to take it out??

SILVERCAT Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 2:00am
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Try rolled BC if the mmf doesn't work for you!

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