Ratio Of Mmf To Gumpaste For Drying Decorations?

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jamsie Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 5:21pm
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I am going to make a batch of MMF today so it has time to sit for at least a day like the recipe suggests. What I'm using it for is to make a Friday the 13th theme cake - Using it to make the Jason hockey mask and I want it to be curved slightly like the mask actually is (as opposed to just being flat).

I was planning on cutting it out and laying it on a roll of unopened paper towel with a piece of wax paper or parchment between the fondant mask and the paper towel roll, but I think I waited too long after reading some posts on here about how long it takes for fondant to dry. I need the cake done by Friday afternoon.

I've seen some posts on here that suggest adding Gumpaste or tylose (not sure where I'd find that here, but I know Hobby Lobby or Michael's carries Wilton's gumpaste) to the MMF will help it dry much faster.

My questions are:

- How much gumpaste would I need to add to one batch of Rhonda's Ultimate MMF to make it dry out faster?

- When adding gumpaste, do I still wrap the MMF in Crisco and plastic wrap to sit overnight or can I do the mask as soon as I make it?

- Finally, can I paint on the dried decoration with a mix of Everclear or vodka and Wilton's gel coloring without it bleeding? What is the best ratio?

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jamsie Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 8:59pm
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cashley Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 9:14pm
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It all depends on how much humidity that you have. If you are only making a decoration that no one will want to eat anyways I would make it out of gumpaste and it will dry quickly for you. I never let my MMF sit overnight and have never had a problem. Asfor the painting I paint with straight gel color and have not had problems.HTH

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jamsie Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 1:43am
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Is this made with the gumpaste mix or pre-made gumpaste? I guess I didn't think to ask how people combine that with MMF.

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yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 1:56am
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I always do 100% straight gumpaste. It dries as hard as a rock! I know that some people use 50/50, but I've never tried it. I don't see the problem though, with doing 50/50 with MMF. There's all kinds of fondant out there, and everyone uses a different kind - I haven't heard of it not working with a certain brand, like Wilton, Satin Ice or Fondariffic so I would think MMF would work just as well.

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jamsie Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 2:02am
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I bought some of the Wilton's Gumpaste Mix tonight, but now I'm reading reviews where people have had nothing but problems with it. I don't mind using 100% gumpaste to make this, I just didn't know how fast I'd have to work to roll it out, cut the shape of the mask, cut the eye holes and the smaller holes as are in a hockey mask before it totally dried. And if I can paint it with gel colors once it's dry without them bleeding. icon_smile.gif

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