Why Cant You Use Jet Puffed Marshmellows For Mmf?

Decorating By aundrea Updated 14 Nov 2008 , 9:04pm by SweetPea0613

aundrea Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:20pm
post #1 of 27

just curious. i just bought a bunch of jet puffed marshmellows. i didnt know you shouldnt use them. (i read it somewhere on a post).
and if not jet puffed then what do you use?
and what will happen if you use them?
thanks in advance,
darlene

26 replies
Win Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:25pm
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Never heard that... they are all I use. I never use store brand which would be one of the other choices. Maybe someone is referring to the marshmallow cream?

thefrostedcakencookie Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:27pm
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do mean the the brand name or the big marshmallows? I pretty much only use the kraft jet puffed mini marshmallows, but i have used store brand with good results. i have used the large marshmallows (because hubby bought the wrong ones) and the fondant came out the exact same as with the mini's. HTH

juleskaye518 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:27pm
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That is what I use too. I use mini's, but I don't think that matters much. I use them b/c I think they melt faster being smaller.

aundrea Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:30pm
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i would use the mini jet puffed.
i know i read it some where here recently. i wish i saved the post, thats why i posted this new question.
someone was talking about mmf, and it was posted not to use jet puffed.
so i was curious. ive used jet puffed before with never a problem.
i didnt know if using another kind would get a better result.
but thanks for responding.
it will remain a mystery to me..................
haha.

adven68 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:41pm
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I have used the big and the small....store brands, national brands, etc....I always get the same mmf. I would just guess that the minis might melt more evenly?

vickymacd Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:51pm
post #7 of 27

I also use whatever I have on hand and have never had a problem!

cuteums Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:53pm
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I found the jet puffed actually do better than the generic marshmallows. If there is a "preferred" brand I'd like to know.

__Jamie__ Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:57pm
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I ONLY use jet puff marshmallows and my MMF is perfect (in my opinion)

fondantfrenzy Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 6:00pm
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The only thing i have noticed with the Kraft Jet Puffed is they tend to be more rubbery. Some people like that better others dont. I dont like it soo elasticy. I prefery store brands like Safeway brand. That's just me.

angelcakes5 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 6:07pm
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I always use the Jet Puff too. I used store brand before and my mmf didnt turn out very good at all. I have used the large and minis as well and have always been the same end result.

goldenegg Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 6:10pm
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so far i've only used kraft jet puffed (the big ones) because oddly enough those happen to be the only thing on the shelf when i've needed them. my mmf has come out beautifully with those, although i do plan to try other brands/sizes just to see what the diff is. has anyone used the strawberry kind? it's got pink and white marshmallows, does it hold it's strawberry flavor on the cake?

jenncowin Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 6:11pm
post #13 of 27

I use whatever I can get cheaper and haven't had a problem. I had used the Aldi's brand before and really liked them. I think in the end they are all pretty much the same.

CakeMommyTX Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 6:13pm
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I prefer the walmart brand, they are whiter and not as elastic as the jet-puffed. The times I've made mmf w/ jet-puffed it turned out stretchy,chewy and rubbery , but to each their own.

mpence Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 6:15pm
post #15 of 27

I've used all different brands and never had a problem. Just don't use marshmallows that have started to harden. I've also used the chocolate and strawberry flavors of the Jet Puffed brand for MMF. The MMF came out great. And yes, the strawberry still had a strawberry taste. It was a little too strong for me so I kneaded in some plain white MMF b/c I wanted a lighter pink anyway.

fondantfrenzy Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 6:15pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by goldenegg

so far i've only used kraft jet puffed (the big ones) because oddly enough those happen to be the only thing on the shelf when i've needed them. my mmf has come out beautifully with those, although i do plan to try other brands/sizes just to see what the diff is. has anyone used the strawberry kind? it's got pink and white marshmallows, does it hold it's strawberry flavor on the cake?




I used the Pink strawberry ones but they were the large ones, it turned out fine, and the pink color kept as well. I didnt actually taste it but when i was rolling it, I smelled the strawberry, to be safe instead of adding vanilla, you can add a dab of lorrians strawberry flavor, or some torani's strawberry syrup instead of water. That would help add with the color and taste too.

aundrea Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 6:20pm
post #17 of 27

thanks for the responses.
i guess when i have time i may experiment with other types of marshmellows.
i have notice however, that my mmf sometimes comes out rubbery and was thinking it could be that they are jet puffed mms.
darlene

MacsMom Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 6:47pm
post #18 of 27

You may have heard that from me.

Jet-Puffed makes my MMF rubbery, too. When you start to stir in the PS it becomes this glob that is harder to mix than generic marshmallows. I've tried various brands and found that WalMarts marshmallows work best for me. MMF is all I use thumbs_up.gif

goldenegg Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 7:22pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fondantfrenzy

I used the Pink strawberry ones but they were the large ones, it turned out fine, and the pink color kept as well. I didnt actually taste it but when i was rolling it, I smelled the strawberry, to be safe instead of adding vanilla, you can add a dab of lorrians strawberry flavor, or some torani's strawberry syrup instead of water. That would help add with the color and taste too.




sweet, thanks! i've been wanting to try it.

aundrea Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 5:48pm
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i will try walmarts brand. for regular mmf. i just bought some strawberry mm's but they are jet puffed. im glad to hear ppl had a good experience with them.
i figured it would be easier than coloring all that mmf pink!

MacsMom Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 7:33pm
post #21 of 27

The same should work with chocolate MMs - I just bought some at the $.99 Store to try.

goldenegg Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 7:42pm
post #22 of 27

score! i didn't even think of that, let us know how it turns out MacsMom.

mmdiez10 Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 7:54pm
post #23 of 27

I've used all kinds of marshmallows for fondant with good results. Maybe the person who said not to use Jet Puff meant the cream in a jar.

cylstrial Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 8:20pm
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I've always just used the Jet Puffed mini's. I guess I will have to try the generic Walmart brand and the Safeway brand to see which one I like the best!

MacsMom Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 8:43pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cylstrial

I've always just used the Jet Puffed mini's. I guess I will have to try the generic Walmart brand and the Safeway brand to see which one I like the best!




I wouldn't switch. Once you get to know one brand and become familiar with working with your MMF, switching things up can be frustrating. If Jet Puffed are working fine for you, why change?

bcake1960 Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 8:45pm
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Ive used all brands of mm's havent noticed a differecnce. Ill have to try Walmart's mm's I like white!! and strawberry mm's ?? havent seen them yet.. Ill be watching... great info.. thanks..

SweetPea0613 Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 9:04pm
post #27 of 27

When I started making MMF I used the walmart brand...one day I used jet puffed and my MMF crumbled like crazy...so I only use the walmart brand now..lol

But I guess it's diff for everyone

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