i have been making mmf and like it a lot but i'm not sure that its so easy to work with? i find that it stiffens quite quickly making it difficult to knead (often have to warm it a bit in the microwave).
also, is it supposed to be stretchy? i find that when i roll it out it the shape always ends up a bit smaller as it shrinks a little.
finally, i am trying my hand at molding and even though i mixed in some tylose into the MMF, its still too soft to work with. i tried to make jerry (from tom and jerry) and i roll a perfect ball for his head, but the minute i set it down, the ball collapses into a spherical shape. (the embarassing photo is in my pics) any ideas how to ensure my shapes stay how they should be?
any help/advice would really be appreciated
I never use strait fondant for my items. I always mix gumpaste and fondant. a little more gumpaste if I need peices to set up quicker (like a head or such, that you cant sit down and allow to 'settle') But I always mix them. I even like to put a little gumpaste in my fondant that I am cutting shapes out of. (like with a cookie cutter) just for them to 'set' a little quicker.
yes, I always have to microwave mine- and it does seem to shrink or pull pretty easy, depending on what thicknes you get.. LOL too thick it shrinks, a bit too thin and it grows bigger.. LOL
MMF when it's the proper consistancy will feel like good soft pizza dough. Just knead it till you get it to that point. When making something like a head you may want to use gumpaste instead or a 50/50 of fondant and gumpaste.