Help Please

Decorating By traceyjade Updated 10 Jun 2009 , 1:51am by luv2c_cultures

traceyjade Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 12:42am
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Can anyone tell me if there is anything I can add to MMF to make it harden like gumpaste? Also does anyone know the ratio of cream to chocolate for ganache that you use to put under fondant? Thanks in advance icon_smile.gif

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MACakes Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 12:49am
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Try adding Gumtex to your fondant. Also, I have read that the ratio is 2:1 or 3:1 for the ganache. There are recipes on this site that would explain it.

Where are you in Ontario?

luv2c_cultures Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 12:54am
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Sorry to bump in, but this is something that I have been wondering too. How much gumtex would you use?

MACakes Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 1:15am
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For a piece about the size of a tennis ball maybe 1/2 to a full teaspoon. Depends on how sticky or dry your fondant is to start with. I have done this many times and it dries beautifully.

traceyjade Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 1:44pm
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Thank you so much, this will make life a whole lot easier icon_wink.gif MACakes I am in Cambridge, how about you?

ninatat Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 5:45pm
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what is gum tex thanks

diane Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 10:08pm
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i know the quickest way to harden mmf is to repeatedly put it in the microwave. every time you heat mmf in the microwave it cooks it and hardens it more and more each time.

luv2c_cultures Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 1:51am
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Would I use the same amount if I was using Gum Paste powder instead of Gum Tex?

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