Mmf Not Holding Shape. Too Soft???

Decorating By KlyKat Updated 23 Jun 2009 , 5:31am by lisa_mae

KlyKat Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 11:32pm
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I made a batch of mmf as I always do but this time when trying to make a bow it simply would not hold it's form. It's too soft...

Is there anything I can add to give it some "strength" to hold?

Thanks you all...k'ly

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kokopuff Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 11:42pm
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I don't have the answer but I would like to know also so I'll give you a bump.I just last week making mmf.I have made 2 cakes with it and so far everyone has loved it.I am amazed by it! icon_biggrin.gif

mkm25 Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 11:55pm
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I love MMF for covering cakes - it stays relatively soft and tastes good! However, I never use it for figures, flowers, bows, etc. because it is not strong enough. Like you said, it doesn't get hard like regular fondant or gum paste would. For a bow, I'd definitely recommend using gum paste (people probably won't eat it anyway), but if you're set on using MMF, you could try to add some Gum Tex to it. There are instructions on the label, but basically you knead it into the fondant and allow it to sit 24 hours. The gum tex will give the fondant some strength, but I still think straight up gum paste is your best option. Hope this helps!

KlyKat Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 12:11am
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Thank you. I will try some Gum Tex tomorrow...

turtle3264 Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 4:27am
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I made a bow a few weeks ago and it never wold get firm. So I added more powdered sugar to the mmf that I had left and it held up great. Te gum tex would probably work faster though.

Lcubed82 Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 4:34am
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I mixed half MMF/half premade gumpaste for some leaves for my rose spray. The leaves dried nice and hard.

lisa_mae Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 5:31am
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Originally Posted by lcubed82

I mixed half MMF/half premade gumpaste for some leaves for my rose spray. The leaves dried nice and hard.




I do the same, and never have a problem with modeling or making bows.

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