Hi folks - I have a cake due next week - a Derby Birthday. Want to make a hat cake, with some roses on it, made out of fondant. I make MMF often, and it stays soft for a while, but would like to have it a little stiffer for the roses I'm making, as well as the rim of the hat.
I think I can put some GP in the MMF mix, but how much? I usually use the 16oz pkg of MM's - what would be the suggested amount of GP to add to stiffen the fondant up a bit so it will dry a little more sturdy?
Thanks for the info.
I've added gum-tex to fondant before to stiffen it up. However, I've never added it to my MMF. Sooo, that being said I guess I'm not that much help. I don't see why a 50/50 mix of gumpaste and MMF wouldn't work. However, I probably wouldn't risk it since I've never mixed the two. I'd probably just use gumpaste for the flowers and regular fondant with gumtex for the rim.
I have mixed the two together in equal proportions and it works beautifully. I've also mixed CMC/Tylose to MMF but it didn't stiffen it up enough so I agree with the other poster - Gumpaste for the flowers and MMF for the cake.