How Much Mmf = 80 Oz.!

Decorating By cakemom007 Updated 17 Jan 2010 , 12:43am by anamado

cakemom007 Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 11:36pm
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I'm about to make my first fondant cake!
How much MMF do I need to make to have 80oz???
The recipe I found that I plan to use is 1 bag of MM melted and mixed with about 3/4 a bag of powdered sugar!
will this make enough to cover a 13x9in cake and have some for a few other decorations??
or do you have a better recipe that I could use thanks!!

9 replies
KHalstead Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 5:03pm
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80 oz. is 5 lbs. I think a regular batch of MMF makes like 1-1/2 to 2 pounds

cakemom007 Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 10:26pm
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Thank You!!! I just spent an hour looking at the how do I board to see if I got a reply LoL

How long dose it need to sit before I roll it out and use it??
And should it sit at room temp??

anamado Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 11:01pm
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You should leave it at rest at room temp for at least 8 hours...
I usually make it before I go to bed and use it the day after icon_smile.gif

cakemom007 Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 9:25pm
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Thank you!

I'm making Elmo the birthday baker from Wilton's 2009 year book for my nephews birthday, I'm going to make and decorate the Elmo part the day before and his cookies, then take it 2 hours to my sisters house she is baking the sheet cake that will be covered in MMF, So I'll make the MMF the night before when I decorate the Elmo cake!

anamado Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 9:33pm
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But do you really need 80 oz of MMF????

cakemom007 Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 9:53pm
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I don't know that is what the book says to use, that was part of my original question this is the first time using fondant, I have done all my other cakes in Butter cream.
I'm covering a 9x13" cake then Elmo has a chef hat made from fondant and there are 3/4" balls rolled from fondant, all around the cake that I will put icing swirls on!


I was going to double this recipe!

1/4 cup or less of crisco
16 oz mini marshmallows (Kraft)
1 tsp clear vanilla
2 tsp corn syrup
2 tbsp water
2lb bag of powdered sugar (sifted)

Would that be enough??

anamado Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 11:05pm
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I guess so...
I've never done a cake that big. The balls will spend a lot of fondant...
But if it's the first time using fondant, start decorating really early in the morning icon_biggrin.gif
Make everybody else do the balls, believe me that will help plenty icon_biggrin.gif
Anyway, with the left overs, you can decorate other cakes.

cakemom007 Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 11:38pm
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one last question how thin or thick do I roll the fondant to?
And is a wood rolling pin going to work? that is all I have!

anamado Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 12:43am
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My rolling pin is wood one too icon_smile.gif
Since it's the first time you are using it, maybe you should make it a little thick.
I'm afraid I know nothing about inches... In Portugal only meters. I should say about 3 or 4 mm...
Be patient, use plenty of powder sugar on the table and rolling pin too. I remember when I started using it... I had never seen fondant in my whole life and had no idea of consistency or handling it... Just what I had read on the net icon_smile.gif

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