Hi, I have recently starting using MMF for my cakes, but I am having a hard time getting it to dry hard enough for certain pieces to stand up.
I have been mixing in gumtex and was wondering if any one else does this? If so, how much do you use? Also, at what stage of the mixing process do you add it?
Any help would be appreciated!
I mix equal parts of mmf and gumpaste together to make all of my figures.
I make my own mmf and my own gumpaste and then I weigh out equal amounts and knead them together until well combined.
ditto for 50-50 gumpaste and fondant.
Hello cakemomma200811, everyone has told me exactly what dkelly said... I posted a blog not to long ago with the same topic and here are some of the answers...
TexasRose: I've added gum-tex to MMF before. I just sprinkle it on the finished MMF and knead it in. You'll feel a change in the texture when you've added enough. I don't think it would be at all pleasant to eat (smell that can of gum-tex) and it dries hard enough that someone could chip a tooth.
I've had good luck with making figures, flowers, bows, etc. out of MMF. As long as there are a couple of days for it to dry it seems to get hard enough to last, but those really determined people who want to eat it are still able to. If I'm making a figure that needs some support, I use lollipops on plastic sticks and build the figure on top of that. I use the MMF recipie that's just marshmallows, powdered sugar and water. I've always been pleased enough with it that I haven't needed to try a more complicated recipe.
Hope this helps some....