My daugheter is taking cake decorating in 4-H. Her project is quite elaborate and we need to get started as soon as possible.
Judging is in about 5 weeks. . .would we be able to start covering the tiers with MMF and it be okay for judging?
I considered purchasing Wilton fondant but think it will get quite expensive.
I have some cake dummies that are about 6 months old that I covered in mmf and they look exactly the same today. The fondant is really hard, which is a good thing, because it takes a lot more to damage them.
I always cover mine in MMF - since the competition is weeks away just make sure to cover your project when not in use to prevent dust and pollen from marring the finish. I use sheets of tulle. Also, when the project is completed cover with a plastic bag because MMF absorbs humidity like a sponge in the summer. then gets sticky. By the way, they all do so choosing another type or brand of fondant for the summer is a moot point.
@Annabakescakes and DeniseNH
THANK You so much for your advice! I figured it would be okay but hated to put a bunch of work into it and it not last. Love the tulle idea!
Well, actually, they all don't react to moisture as much as MMF............because MMF doesn't usually have anything like tylose, cmc, or gum trag in it.
Those gums help it to dry a bit harder and to hold it's shape better in humidity & heat.
That's the great thing about Wilton for covering dummies. I'd highly recommend mixing it 50/50 with the MMF to get a more perfect product. Using Michael's coupons will keep the cost down significantly.
If you cover the dummy with something like tulle, be careful to do it once the dummy is very dry because even a slight pattern can be imprinted in fresh fondant with the slightest pressure.
If you choose to cover it with plastic, make sure that there are ventilation holes in it so that air can circulate because if no air circulates, any decos will droop.