I am wanting to make MMF for my first time. There are a few MMF recipes in the recipe box, one is Marshmallow Fondant and one is Alternative Marshmallow Fondant using Crisco. What seems to be the best one to use. This first time, I am only usint it to make flowers and butterflies to start off. But I also want to dabble in covering a cake soon.
Any advice is welcomed! Or, if you have a tried and true recipe different from these, I would be most appreciative.
I have only made the regualr fondant and loved it, i put it on cutouts. Everyone loved them.
i use the small mmf recipe for all my accents, cause you can color it once the marshmellows have melted, which is much easier.
1 cup of marshmellows
1 table spoon of water
1 1/2 cups to 1 3/4 cups of confectioners sugar
melt marshmellows and water in microwave for 30 seconds
take out and mix with a spoon to combine the water with the marshmellows, now you mix in your color.
add sugar until you can no longer stir with a spoon, now i use my hands in the bowl to combine as much as possible, then i take it out and knead, adding enough sugar until it feels like dough.
Kylie....thanks so much. I have a few cakes in the next month that are using MMF, so this batch will last me. But, that is a WONDERFUL tip to know about making a small batch. Does the color get lighter when you add the powdered sugar?
my colors stay the same even after adding the sugar.
when i made black this way is was still a good black color after adding the sugar.
Just adding my 2 cents...I prefer the alternative recipe. More elastic and more forgiving for me.
Thanks dinkadoo. I am actually going to try that when I decide to cover a cake. I made the regular MMF last night for accent pieces, ended up adding crisco to it anyway, just to give it more elasticity and less dryness. Thanks!
thanks for asking this question, i was wondering the same thing. =)
The alternative is the 'bestestest' for covering cakes! It is so easy to work with.
the small recipe i posted is only really for making accents in different colors, its just easier than trying to knead in the colors after making the the big batch.
and if you add some gum tex or gum trag to the small batch it will make the mmf dry a lot harder and quicker, this is good if you want to make shapes and insert wire into them and have fantastic explosions comming out of your cakes.