How Much Mmf Needed ............

Decorating By madgeowens Updated 11 Feb 2010 , 2:05am by madgeowens

madgeowens Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 5:50am
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to cover a 16 inch square, either one or two layers..not sure yet which...will one batch of rhondas mmf cover that? Sorry I could not find answer anywhere, if this is redundant

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Texas_Rose Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 8:44am
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Here's Earlene's chart: http://www.earlenescakes.com/Fondantchart.html

She says it takes 8lbs to cover a 14" square. I've never done a square that big so I don't know how accurate that is. I've covered a 14" round and it took one batch of regular MMF.

ceshell Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 8:55am
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I don't think Rhonda's makes 8lbs...I think it's closer to 3-5lbs (but my memory may not be totally accurate). I think you're going to need more than one batch...Excuse my laziness in not looking it up, but does Rhonda's recipe state how much it yields?

madgeowens Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 6:25pm
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not that I saw I looked there first.....I can't believe I have to make yet another batch ugh.......may have to bc the 16

ceshell Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 7:44pm
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Yeah, I look at it this way: Rhonda's recipe uses 2lb sugar and almost 1lb marshmallows. Three pounds of ingredients likely yields approx 3 lb of fondant, or perhaps slightly less.

By way of comparison, the MFF recipe uses 3.5lbs of PS, 8oz corn syrup, 4oz cream, plus a few other ingredients...getting you near to 16 oz of "other ingredients" in total... and the recipe yield states "3.5lbs of fondant".

Hope this helps!

madgeowens Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 10:10pm
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I guess I will ask her for sure thanks

madgeowens Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 2:05am
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she says a batch and a half

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