Mmf Vs Gumpaste For Decorations?

Decorating By kileyscakes Updated 23 Mar 2010 , 10:39pm by The_Lil_Cakehouse

 kileyscakes  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
kileyscakes Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 4:46pm
post #1 of 7

I am working on a cake that I am going to be using the pme daisy plunger cutters, and I noticed that they aren't cutting very well they look okay but I think they look better when I use gumpaste but then I don't really lke using gumpaste since it doesn't taste well. I was just going to cover the cake and use mmf as much as possible and then use gumpaste for the rest of the decor that would look nicer with gumpaste. I just worry that people would be turned off that you can't eat all of the decor, I know its edible but you know what I mean. Where I live nobody knows much about cakes done this way so I don't know if that will turn them off or do they just think of it a decor and don't eat it anyway? I have put gum tex into my mmf too but it still is just a little to soft and just takes longer to do it with the mmf cleaning up the edges takes longer they are softer than gumpaste and so on.
I would just like anyones opinion of what they do and what customers think.
thanks a lot
Kiley

6 replies
 jhay  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
jhay Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 5:00pm
post #2 of 7

Is your MMF sticking to the plunger? I'd dust the MMF with some cornstarch and not roll the MMF too thick . It takes a while to dry and isn't as sturdy, but you're right...it tastes much better

 kileyscakes  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
kileyscakes Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 5:03pm
post #3 of 7

its not sticking to the plunger It just isn't as clean cut and than after I get it cut I have to mess with it when I put it into the former to dry since it is softer it takes longer to adjust all the petals.

 TexasSugar  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
TexasSugar Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 6:06pm
post #4 of 7

Have you tried mixing a bit of the two together?

I wouldn't worry about the taste of the gumpaste. To me it doesn't have much of a taste. If the flowers are on the bigger side people may not eat them. And if they do, well hopefully they like crunchy things.

 kileyscakes  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
kileyscakes Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 6:10pm
post #5 of 7

thats funny! yeah they are going to be bigger and on the sides of the cake and they will be crunchy since I am drying them in formers. Hopefully they do like crunchy things lmao

 mamawrobin  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
mamawrobin Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 7:20pm
post #6 of 7

I always mix my fondant with some gum paste when making daisies. The cutters that I have make it next to impossible to use just fondant. Like TexasSugar said gumpaste really doesn't have much flavor to it.

 The_Lil_Cakehouse  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 10:39pm
post #7 of 7

I hear a lot of people do Tylose Powder. I did some animals from straight MMF (Jungle Cake in my photos) worked ok and dried fine. But I did them a week in advance just because I knew they would take a while.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%