Trouble Getting Decorations To Stick To Mff

Decorating By littlestruedel Updated 9 Aug 2011 , 3:31pm by littlestruedel

littlestruedel Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 4:48am
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I tried MFF for the first time last week. I really loved it, great taste, great workability, but I had a heck of a time getting the decorations (also made of MFF) to stick to it! The flowers on my flower cake had to be stuck on with royal icing!

I did cover the cakes and let them sit out overnight, so the fondant had dried and firmed up, but no amount of vodka or water was working. I am used to working with MMF, which I find so sticky that I often only needed a very small amount of water to make it stick.

Does anyone have any advice? I know I could make gum glue but tylose is very hard to get here, so I'm hoping there might be an alternative.

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Sugarflowers Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 5:05am
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Try using small dots of melted white chocolate. It sets quickly and holds well. Set it very quickly with cold spray. This is just keyboard cleaning canned air. When held upside down it's very cold.

I use gum glue, but I do hold them a bit longer to make sure they don't slide.

I'm glad you like the fondant.

Michele

littlestruedel Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 3:31pm
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Thanks Michele that is great advice! I will try the white chocolate until I order some Tylose.

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