Planning To Experiment With Mmf This Weekend But Can I?

Baking By theCword Updated 15 Jul 2011 , 12:17am by FlourPots

theCword Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 9:20pm
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I have everything except for the marshmellows but I'll but them tonight. I also have some leftever BC from the weekend that I can use to frost underneath. I will probably just make a 1 layer 9 inch cake.

But as far as equipment needed.. I have no stand up mixer, no mat, no fondant rolling pin.

What i DO have is a hand mixer and a wooden rolling pin I use for tortillas. icon_biggrin.gif

Do you think it will work?

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Lovelyladylibra Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 9:26pm
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sure, why not

sparkle25 Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 9:29pm
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Don't use your hand mixer you will fry out the motor. I would just mix it by hand with a big spoon in a bowl. There are some tutorials on how to do it online, you could just Google it.

Cakeuhlicious Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 9:34pm
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Will totally work, no special stuff needed. I get my melted mellow mixture and stir in the powdered sugar until it starts to be formable. Then, I plop it onto a nice pile of ps and continue to knead it in until it's the right consistency. I roll it out with a light dust of ps and a regular old rolling pin. If you end up with some ps on your finished product, you can wipe it off with a very lightly dampened cloth, no problem. I think some people also recommend clear vanilla extract or vodka to shine it up. I've never tried it.

Texas_Rose Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 9:37pm
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Mix it by hand, knead in the powdered sugar until it's smooth. It's messier by hand, but your hand mixer won't be able to do it.

For a fondant mat, buy a piece of clear vinyl from the fabric store or from Walmart, if you're lucky enough to still have a fabric section in your walmart. The thicker vinyl works best. Cut it to fit your counter.

If you can roll tortillas with your rolling pin, you can roll fondant with it. The only difference is that you'll be using cornstarch to keep the fondant from sticking rather than using flour to keep tortillas from sticking. Tortilla dough feels about like fondant, sometimes a little softer...but that's a pretty good guideline for the consistency you should look for when you make your fondant.

If I can be nosy and ask, what part of TX are you in? icon_biggrin.gif

imagenthatnj Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 9:38pm
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Don't use your hand mixer. And no, you don't really need a stand mixer. Read #4 (in the notes) here.

http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2010/09/recipe-marshmallow-fondant-mmf.html

theCword Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 10:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

Mix it by hand, knead in the powdered sugar until it's smooth. It's messier by hand, but your hand mixer won't be able to do it.

For a fondant mat, buy a piece of clear vinyl from the fabric store or from Walmart, if you're lucky enough to still have a fabric section in your walmart. The thicker vinyl works best. Cut it to fit your counter.

If you can roll tortillas with your rolling pin, you can roll fondant with it. The only difference is that you'll be using cornstarch to keep the fondant from sticking rather than using flour to keep tortillas from sticking. Tortilla dough feels about like fondant, sometimes a little softer...but that's a pretty good guideline for the consistency you should look for when you make your fondant.

If I can be nosy and ask, what part of TX are you in? icon_biggrin.gif




What is the mat for anyway? Why can't I just use my counter?

And I'm in Austin! Been here for a little over a year. We moved from the Galveston area. LOVE ATX!!!

audrey0522 Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 11:25pm
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I think I read this hint here, but I put a large bowl IN my sink and knead the MMF while it is in the bowl. it. A lot less mess!

catlharper Posted 15 Jul 2011 , 12:03am
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I never ever use my mixer...always by hand. Easier to feel when it's the right consistancy. I use a mat because it's messy but you can use your counter as long as it's really really clean before you dust it with powdered sugar. Any lint or debris will end up in your fondant and will mess up your finish. Have fun playing! I'm deep into buttercream this week, fondant next week, both for wedding cakes. Not looking forward to fondant day since humidity makes for a rough fondant day. Keep that in mind if your fondant acts up!

Cat

FlourPots Posted 15 Jul 2011 , 12:16am
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Originally Posted by audrey0522

I think I read this hint here, but I put a large bowl IN my sink and knead the MMF while it is in the bowl. it. A lot less mess!





This is exactly what I do...I knead with one hand and hold the bowl with the other, in my empty sink.

FlourPots Posted 15 Jul 2011 , 12:17am
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Sorry, double post.

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