I've been looking thru a lot of sites and have yet to see what im looking for - although it is quite possible that I am looking in the wrong spots. I am thinking about making some MMF figures for a cake i have to make - i was curious to find out if i need to let them harden, do they droop? Do i have to make them week(s) in advance? I have only worked with MMF once and that was just to cover a cake. Any tips or tricks i need to know before i start my endeavour? Thanks!!
You can add a little gum paste to the fondant-not sure of the ratio-and it will dry faster and be more sturdy. It helps if they have a day or two to dry, depending on how big they are. (The bigger they are, the longer they need.)
I've made lots of MMF figures (see my photos). I add some gum tex to my fondant (not really sure how much - just a little bit per ball). I will use tooth picks to attach legs, arms, and heads to the main body. I allow mine to dry for a couple of days and then they are ready to use. Mine have nevered drooped (I use Wilton's fondant) and they look so good. Hope this helps.
I find it easier to model with Wilton fondant because it's stiffer than MMF, but you might be okay if you mix in some gumpaste.
I use mmf fondant to make my figure I hate gumpaste (must be doing something wrong). I also use a little bit of Tylose powder to get it to harden quicker and I use spaghetti instead of toothpicks. I'll make mine 1-2 in advance and it's worked just fine for me. The heavier the figure and if your using just fondant it might droop, it's happend to me.
I've never had good luck w/ MMF figures. I'm 1/2 mi or so from the ocean and the MMF seems to suck the moisture from the air! I had pieces that took 2 weeks to dry! Now I use commercial fondant with a little tylose.