I have a question about the MMF. I was planning on trying it tomorrow and was wondering if everyone added the 2 oz of melted vanilla candy melts that it has at the end of the recipe..I wasn't sure if this was needed if you were using it on a cake or just if you planned to use it to make "gum paste flowers".
I'd appreciate any suggestions on this.
Ok here is the recipe so you don't have to look it up.. This is the one posted in the recipes section on here..
Marshmallow Fondant (MMF)
A very tasty alternative to buttercream icing or regular fondant.
Read the full instruction and photos here!
16 oz white marshmallows
2 tb water
2 lb icing sugar (approx. 8 cups confectioners' or powdered sugar)
1. Melt marshmallows and water in a double boiler or microwave.
Heat until melted.
2. Place half of the sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the middle.
Pour melted marshmallow in and mix.
3. Add remaining sugar and continue kneading. (add more powedered sugar in tablespoons as you are kneading. Micture should not be sticky)
---grease your hands and the bowl.
Also, let this stuff rest overnight.
It will be pretty stiff when you try to knead it again, but it can be microwaved for five to ten seconds (start off with 5) and it will soften right up and be perfect for rolling out and playing with.
Discard all the crusty residues.
if fondant is too hard, place about 30 sec. in microwave. Dust work table with cornstarch, and knead for a couple of minutes.
Then roll as thin as you want with rolling pin dusted in cornstarch. To avoid it from stickin to your work surface, turn rolled dough frequently, and continue dusting with cornstarch until you have reached desired thinnes.
To color: Separate small amounts of fondant & color with paste food colours to the desired tone. Knead until colour is smooth and completely uniform.
This fondant does not set fast at all. When you have formed your flowers, set them on a curved surface so they don't loose their shape (hang them upside down) It will not be as perfect as Gum Paste, but it will work. Also, start making flowers at least two days in advance to allow them to set.
add 2oz melted vanilla candy melts.
I used the recipe in the article on this site: "How to make and decorate with MMF" and I never saw any reference to candy melts! Is this a different recipe you're using?
I didn't have any candy melts in my MMF and it worked fine for covering a cake.
I'm interested to see what this is about.
Sorry! I posted before you edited your post!
I'm curious to find out what the candy melts are for. Flavor perhaps?
Hi Holly.. yes it is the recipe from this site.. I didn't notice the part about the candy melts the other day when I copied it.. I was looking at the recipe tonight to make sure I had everything and I saw at the end where it says to add 2 oz of melted candy melts.. But guess if you didn't use them and yours turned out ok I won't bother with them.. I don't have any on hand anyway. Thanks for your help.
Not sure Holly.. Did you use your MMF for covering a cake or making flowers?
Covering a cake
Well I didnt get to my MMF today..had company drop in so I was glad I hadn't started it yet..Thanks for your help Holly.. I will try it tomorrow..