Gumpaste Or Marshmallow Fondant?

Decorating By farheentq Updated 12 Sep 2013 , 12:55pm by farheentq

farheentq Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 11:39pm
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We don't have ready-made fondant where I live, so I have to make fondant myself and I find marshmallow fondant easier to make since I am a beginner, while I know nothing about gumpaste. Kindly, answer the following questions:

1) Which one is better for covering cakes?
2) Which one is better tasting?
3) Do gumpaste and MMF harden up or remain soft?
4) Which one is better for making little figures?
Thanks a million!

6 replies
ashleyjoyk Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 12:27am
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1) Gumpaste is not for covering cakes - it dries rock hard and would potentially break teeth lol

2) marshmellow fondant is by far better tasting

3) gumpaste hardens very much - MMF much softer especially if its covering a cake

4) gumpaste is by far the best for figurines - MMF will not harden enough

farheentq Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 12:29am
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Thank you very, very much for your reply :) 

ashleyjoyk Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 12:34am
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You are very welcome! I know how hard it is when you are starting out and don't know what to use - all the options can be overwhelming :) Just remember "google" is your friend lol and watch lots of tutorial videos!

cakelove2105 Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 1:02am
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MMF will only work for 3D figures only if you add tylose as, gum text, or cmc as it becomes Gum paste when adding this products, which  by the way are used for this purpose in specific.Gum paste as already said is specifically for making figures because it has already added this products. and yes MMF is easier and very tasty :)

BrandisBaked Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 1:07am
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AIf you are making figures and they will likely be eaten, use modeling chocolate. MMF is way too soft.

farheentq Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 12:55pm
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Thanks a billion for all of your replies :) They really helped me out a lot and got me rid of confusions :D thank you!!

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