Marshmallow Fondant

Decorating By MasterPiecesCakeArt Updated 17 Jun 2011 , 10:33am by MasterPiecesCakeArt

MasterPiecesCakeArt Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 8:29pm
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I'm making a tool box cake for a boy's 5'th BD, and I'm going to use fondant to create the "wood box" toolbox, which will be applied to the cake. I was thinking about using MMF, but I need to cut out the tool box sides and allow them to harden before applying to the cake (they'll need to remain in an upright position). Does MMF dry hard like store-purchased?

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huskerfan Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 8:54pm
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I added wilton's gum tex to mine to help harden it when I made wood panels.

Lindsram Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 9:15pm
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I use MMF panels a lot. Most recently on the castle cake in my pics. I just roll it out, cut to the size I need, wet BC a bit and just place on cake. I've never had an issue with slipping or being too soft.

cakeman76 Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 12:06am
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I have messed around with a few MMF figures and other things, and have never had a problem with it.

mena2002 Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 12:10am
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If you're worried about the drying time, make it well in advance that way you can be sure that it's completely dry.

MasterPiecesCakeArt Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 10:33am
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Thanks Everyone, I appreciate the advice. I like the gum tex suggestion, and since this is a "remote" cake, I'll certainly make everthing ahead of time and assemble locally. I made the MMF yesterday, and left out a small piece - which I rolled into a log - to dry. It's very firm this morning, but still slumps. We'll see what happens - fortunately I have enough time to play around.

Thanks again! Dan

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