Gumtex In Mmf?

Decorating By melxcloud Updated 30 Nov 2012 , 10:24pm by craftycookie

melxcloud Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
melxcloud Posted 11 Oct 2005 , 3:30pm
post #1 of 6

Can i add Gumtex to MMF as i would normally to fondant to make it extra hard and hold shape? Or does MMF not even need gumtex and will dry hard and hold shape without it?


5 replies
MrsMissey Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
MrsMissey Posted 11 Oct 2005 , 4:25pm
post #2 of 6

I've never had to add gumtex to MMF, it harden on it's own. I can't imagine that it would hurt though!

angelcake4u Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
angelcake4u Posted 11 Oct 2005 , 4:32pm
post #3 of 6

I add gum-tex to MMF, if I am making a bow or something that needs to harden. My MMF doesn't get hard enough if I don't add it.


lastingmoments Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
lastingmoments Posted 11 Oct 2005 , 9:55pm
post #4 of 6

I added it once to see what would happened it seemed to work ...but then with what I was doing it probably would have held up either way.

vitade Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
vitade Posted 12 Oct 2005 , 9:47am
post #5 of 6

If your doing something like a bow or aloop, I would add it.

craftycookie Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
craftycookie Posted 30 Nov 2012 , 10:24pm
post #6 of 6

i added gumtex to my plain MMF (no gum tragacanth) it became crumbly and has no stretch at all. i also added some gel paste color to a portion and it was squishy and crumbly at the same time. the gumtex i bought is not white and it smells like vinegar, it that normal? also since it's not white, i guess i cant use it on white fondant as it makes it look dirty. this is my first time working with MMF and gumtex, i have worked with satin ice and tylose before to make chacters. please help!!! what am i doing wrong? i just want to make some little figures made of MMF instead of a premade fondant. thank you.

Quote by @%username% on %date%