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post #16 of 27
I'm shocked someone got MMF together in a few minutes. It literally took me about an hour to mix up one batch of it and I had to keep microwaving it over and over to get it soft enough to knead any more sugar into. I had about 1/4 of the bag of sugar left over, too. It was the most frustrating thing!! I would not be doing it again if I didn't have to make it for my wedding cake - for an outside beach wedding reception. icon_smile.gif I am hoping that the fondant will help protect the cake from the sand and wind..

~Angel
post #17 of 27
I just made my first batch of MMF last night - took about 5 - 10 minutes from start to finish. I greased both the bowl that I microwaved the marshmellows in and the bowl (big tupperware one) that I used to "knead" it in. Worked like a charm! It sure is a bright white - and tastes yummy. My daughter has already colored some of it and made "beads" to make a candy necklace with. icon_biggrin.gif

Now I just need to find a cake that I want to make to use it on! (won't be hard to do since I got new books for Mothers Day.!1)
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post #18 of 27
I wonder if I didn't melt the marshmallows long enough. How long did you melt them in the microwave? I used the double boiler and THAT took about half an hour alone..
post #19 of 27
I'd bet that is what your trouble was - I didn't really keep track of how long - I just put themarshmellows and the water in and set it for a minute, checked them, and set it for another minute. When I could "stir" it - I knew they were all melted! I think it just took 2 or 3 minutes. Make sure you use a deep enough bowl for melting in the microwave - they expand quite a bit!
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post #20 of 27
ya, i melted mine in the microwave also.... took only a min, then i added it into my bowl of Pow.sugar...

But... when i started to mix.. by hand,, i had my hands nice a greased.. it was sticking to alll of my fingers! LOL... my 9 year old, he had a fun ol time greasing up with me to try and get it all off and back into the bowl!!

how did you guys get past that?

I only made 1/2 the batch.. and that made plenty!
Ute
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post #21 of 27
I just used crisco on my hands like hand lotion - didn't have any trouble with it sticking. I did finish kneading it on the table and not the bowl though - seemed to work better for me! (keep plenty of powdered sugar on the work area of the table though!)
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post #22 of 27
After making four double batches of marshmallow fondant this morning, I think I finally have the hang of it! The first time my marshmallow boiled over in the microwave. Then I had all the sugar in the bowl to start with and couldn't get it all mixed in. The second time I forgot to add water and I also had all the sugar in the bowl to start with and couldn't get it all to mix in. When I added water, I added too much and that made it very sticky and hard to handle. Finally got it together. I also had to microwave the marshmallows in two batches so it wouldn't spill over again. The last two batches were better. The third one I only started with half the sugar and it kept taking more and more and more sugar. The last one came out fairly easily as I had a pretty good idea how much sugar to add at what points. So I guess I can tell you that practice will improve your technique on making this.. and since it lasts forever practically, you might as well make several batches one after the other and save it.

I colored the last batch light purple/lavender, and am debating coloring all of it that shade for the wedding cake. I made four pink orchids, too. I think I'll make another 5 or so of those. I'll also be using white roses and chocolate shells. icon_wink.gif

~Angel
post #23 of 27
Yeah!!! I am glad you got it figured out. I should have said something about using 1/2 of the sugar in the bowl - I am sorry.....that is what I did too, didn't put all of the sugar in there. I also used a really deep bowl to microwave the marshmellows - they went clear to the top of it, but didn't overlfow thank goodness!!

Be careful with the lavendar colors - I read somewhere that they like to turn blue when exposed to the sunlight. You may want to test yours out and see what happens with it, since your wedding is outdoors. The white roses and chocolate shells sound wonderful - keep us posted on how you're doing with it (and make sure to take pics!!)
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post #24 of 27
To keep the MMF from sticking to my hands, I put on a pair of disposable gloves (like the ones at the doctors office, but non-latex) and greased them with pam. That seemed to work the best.
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post #25 of 27
Can you store MMF? If so, how? I'd like to make some just to see the consistency, etc...but want to be able to use it later on too, if I can get it to work.
~~Juli
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post #26 of 27
I have stored in in the fridge about 2 weeks, although from what I've read, most people don't even put it in the fridge, but it works for me!
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post #27 of 27
glad to see that worked angel wendy....I was starting to think it was a fluke.....so I made another batch tonight and was noting everything to let you know.....same time same results for me.

I microwaved on high for 30 secs. ...I do always use a large bowl so it doesnt bowl over. and the same for my suger. I dont add my suger to the marshmellow ....I add my marshmellow to my suger if that makes sense....I can work with it being not as sticky because the outside of my "ball" is always coated in 10X as im working it in does that make sense.
I was thinking about trying to make some with a double boiler but after reading that I think Ill stick to this.
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