When making a bow from Wiltons fondant I know the next day the fondant will dry. I tried it with MMF & it really didn't dry at all, it wouldn't hold its shape. So, I was wondering is there is anything I can add to my MMF to actually make it dry & hold shape... or should I just stick with the Wilton brand to make bows.. I should also add that I have tried adding gumpaste into the mmf with the same results...IDK I'm pretty sure I added enough GP into the mff. Any words of wisdom?
I am pretty sure you don't need to add gumpaste to MMF to make bow.
There are several ways to make MMF harder.
1. Don't give to much liquid (water or lemon juice) to the marshmallows. Only wet them before nuking. Sometimes I grab fistful of marshmallows, hold them under tap water, squeeze it out and microwave.
2. Give more sugar to the MMF. For the part you need to dry (very) hard, soften the MMF in microwave (don't burn it) and give more sugar to it. You need than to work with it when is it still warm (not hot, only warm). This way you can make rock hard fondant.
I don't give any fat to my MMF, I only wet or oil my hands if I need it.
God luck and let me know how it went.
Thank you for these tips...I will definitely try it out!