I just finished the figure. Not up to your standards, but I'm pleased - and she actually kinda looks like the grad!
Tomorrow I will start the flowers. I picked up some graduated cutters to make simple 6-7 lobed flowers that I'll curl a bit - will probably layer them too. But my question here is, do I just use the mmf or should I be adding something to it? I thought I had tylose, but I must not. I looked at hobby lobby and joanns tonight, but no one had it. I do have some gumpaste powder - should I make some up and mix for the flowers? Or just make with the mmf?
Go back to your local hobby shop and buy fondant. Look at the ingredients: the package should list tylose/CMC as a trace ingredient along with karaya or tragacanth.
The Wilton gumpaste mix does NOT have any of these.
The Wilton Karaya Gum-Tex will work as well as tylose.
MMF is the same as the Wilton gumpaste mix: the gelatine is the only gummy ingredient. This is the hardest stuff I know to make decent flowers from.
Seriously - I shouldn't try to use mmf? I just bought some more marshmallows last night and was going to make up a big batch after I checked in here.... So I should really go buy some... like duff's maybe? I'd like it to taste good....
I haven't seen the ingredients list on Duffs (it isn't posted online and they don't sell that brand here).
You said you want to make flowers NOT cover a cake. The gum ingredients are NECESSARY for flowers--the good taste is not.
All you need is one pound of fondant with some or all of tylose, karaya, tragacanth on the ingredients list. Any brand.
Ok, Our local joanns has nothing for selection - I'll have to run up to the next town. Hope Michaels is open today!!