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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:27 pm    Post subject: MMF (Melted mashmellow fondant) Reply with quote

From baking911.com

INGREDIENTS
16 oz white mini-marshmallows*
2 tablespoons water
1 to 2 teaspoons corn syrup (optional); helps MMF roll more easily and not crack as readily
2 pounds confectioners' or powdered sugar (approx. 8 cups) or more, as needed, sifted (measure and then, sift)

NOTES: Add a bit of lemon juce (1 teaspoon or so) or citric acid (at the beginning of the recipe) and it will not taste as sweet. If you want to use MMF for modeling, knead in a small amount of shortening.

You can add 50/50 mixture of gum tex or tylose to this to make this dry really hard.

EXTRAS: about 1/2 cup Crisco shortening or more, as needed to grease your kitchen implements and hands with; melted marshmallows get sticky and Crisco helps grease surfaces so you can work with it more easily.

Extra confectioners' or powdered sugar: in case the MMF is sticky.

Extra cornstarch: You can mold MMF. Dust molds lightly with cornstarch before using.

* If using large marshmallows, you may need to add 1 teaspoon more water. 100 small = 10 large

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Melt the marshmallows with the water: In a large microwave proof bowl, pack in marshmallows and add the water. Microwave on high for 20 to 30 seconds at a time, just long enough for the marshmallows to soften and puff up. Stir with a greased (use Crisco) heat-proof rubber spatula or greased wooden spoon, until it is well combined. At this point it looks soupy. BE CAREFUL! The marshmallow mixture is very hot when comes right out of the microwave and will stay hot for awhile!

NOTE: You can melt the marshmallows and water over a double boiler. I have placed the ingredients in a stand mixer bowl and placed this over simmering water. Be careful because the mixing bowl gets really hot. Then, after the marshmallow mixture has melted, let it cool slightly, and then clip the bowl onto the stand mixer. (No muss, no fuss!)

If you melt the marshmallows and water separately, you can mix this in a stand mixer. Make sure you grease the mixing bowl and paddle attachment with Crisco shortening. Then, scrape the microwaved marshmallows into the mixing bowl with a greased (use Crisco) heat-proof spatula. Be careful - the mixture is extremely hot.

2. Stir in corn syrup, if using, with a greased (use Crisco) heat proof rubber spatula.

3. Sift powdered sugar over the melted marshmallows, about two cups at a time. Fold until all is incorporated and it is no longer sticky. The mixture looks like it won't come together into a smooth texture - be [patient because it will.

You may not need all of the sugar. Take mixture out of the bowl when it gets to the point where most of the sugar is incorporated and knead it by hand on the countertop.

NOTE: You can also use a stand mixer with the bread-hook attachment to knead. Grease the mixing bowl and the hook attachment with Crisco before clipping on. Mix on low when adding the powdered sugar slowly at the side of the bowl. I always finish with a good hand kneading, though.

4. Knead the mixture: Grease your hands and the countertop with Crisco -- use a LIGHT coating; a little goes a long way; if you use too much, the MMF will become sticky. With a greased heat-proof rubber spatula or greased wooden spoon, scrape the bowl of marshmallow/sugar mixture on the countertop, in the middle of the greased spot. Continue to sift the powdered sugar, 1 or two cups at a time, and knead after each addition.

If the mixture is still too hot, use a greased heat-proof rubber spatula or greased wooden spoon, to essentially fold the ingredients together on the countertop.

Re-grease your hands as necessary. The mixture will become quite stiff. Add enough powdered sugar until the mixture becomes pliable and firm, smooth and elastic. This takes roughly about 5 - 7 minutes by hand. Form into a ball. Preferably, let rest overnight in an airtight container before using.

NOTE: You can continue to use your stand mixer with the bread hook attachment to knead the mixture. Keep the speed on low. This takes roughly 3 minutes by machine. I always finish the kneading with a hand kneading of 1 minute, as well. Make sure your lightly grease the work surface and your hands with Crisco.

I am trying this out....
Will post results tml......
MMF taste better than normal fondant if laying over cake
it can also be used to make flowers and figurings....

Never worked with fondant before....
but, those cute little figuring i saw ard here inspired me....
Wish me luck..... see stars
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay...
here comes the verdict.....
too soft to handle for figurines....
maybe got to add gum tec......
any expert here to comment?!?
i think it is good for covering cakes....
i'll post a pic of the ugly figurine made of MMF later.
sigh.....
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fattybombombom wrote:
okay...
here comes the verdict.....
too soft to handle for figurines....
maybe got to add gum tec......
any expert here to comment?!?
i think it is good for covering cakes....
i'll post a pic of the ugly figurine made of MMF later.
sigh.....


I've tried making marshmallow fondant to cover my cakes as well. But sadly it all ended up in the dustbin as I left the cake for a week uneaten (wanted to show my dad who went on overseas trip my first fondant cake)so in the end it turned bad...

I didnt even get to try eating it...Hmmm, but I heard people saying that it is way to sweet to be eaten, so I guess next time, I will just make figurines out from them... sad Got the recipe from Wilton's discussion forum...



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



figurine made of MMF....
Terrible! I threw the whole pack away!!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fattybombombom wrote:


figurine made of MMF....
Terrible! I threw the whole pack away!!


It looks cute. Why threw them away?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I felt that it was too soft to handle....
the figurine looks very much like mashmellow!! see stars
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fattybombombom wrote:
I felt that it was too soft to handle....
the figurine looks very much like mashmellow!! see stars


Oh I see...nevertheless, it still does look cute to me...hehehe

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you need to dry it a bit after its shaped. With the regular sugarpaste, we need to dry it too.

I haven't got time to try this MMF yet. maybe I will soon. But this month, I have too many baking classes to do.!! sad no time for anything now.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fattybombombom

Just to share with you some of my past successes/failures.

For covering cakes/cupcakes - sugar paste (aka fondant) and/or MMF. MMF is more sensitive than fondant.

For making figurines - sugar paste and/or gum paste. Sugar paste is sensitive to the weather. When it is not 100% dry, it will soften in rainy weather.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda wrote:
fattybombombom

Just to share with you some of my past successes/failures.

For covering cakes/cupcakes - sugar paste (aka fondant) and/or MMF. MMF is more sensitive than fondant.

For making figurines - sugar paste and/or gum paste. Sugar paste is sensitive to the weather. When it is not 100% dry, it will soften in rainy weather.


So Linda, MMF is not suitable for making figurines right?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oy Linda

you got teach MMF making or not? I wanna to learn from you leh! grin
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edith

No. MMF is not for making figurines. When I say figurines, I'm referring to those 3D type. If you are doing like flat shapes, they are ok. Just keep in mind the MMF doesn't dry like sugar paste and gum paste. That's why they are not meant for doing figurines.

Gina

Thank you for "seeing me so up". Hee hee ... Unfortunately I don't like MMF. My interest is still on fresh cream and sugar/gum paste.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda

hahaha, we are all good in SOMETHING, not EVERYTHING. Smile love

You know how to do gum paste? is it the same with sugar paste?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina

The recipe for gum paste is available in the Wilton's website. Although from trying both home-made sugar paste and gum paste and Wilton's ready made ones, I personally use the ready made ones when I am doing an order. The ready made ones have "extra" ingredients which make the paste very smooth and easy to mould.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Linda for the enlightenment.

Yes, I personally also like the Wilton Ready to Use fondant. It is really soft and smooth but the cost is another issue.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

edith

have you tried the Phoon Huat's ready made Fondant?

Linda

the Wilton's fondant tends to 'sweats' very fast. Any clues to stop that other than putting it in the fridge?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wah...
thank you for all the sifu's reply....
learnt so much things in a thing...
so now. i know, gotta buy gum paste....
hmm......

Gina:
Recipe for gumpaste:
1 heaping tablespoon gluocose
4 Tbsp warm water
1 Tbsp Gum-tex
1 pound confectioner's sugar

(adapted from
wilton "beautiful gum paste flowers book)

Oh... I have another problem... when i am drying out the figuringe. a trail of ants will come marching by..... any body has the same problem?!? any solutions?!?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina

NEVER put fondant and the likes in the fridge, unless you don't intend to take it out to room temperature. Putting it in the fridge and then taking it out will definitely cause sweating.

Fondant will turn soft if the weather is cold and wet, like the last 2 days. Just leave it alone and it should be ok once it dries. For me, I dry them on a styrofoam coated with corn flour and even coat the figurines with a thin layer of cornflour.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda

oh I see! see stars I didn't want to put it outside because the neigbhour's chickens keep flying into our flat. Lately the chickens have been coming in thru the dining room window see stars

the last time I had a chocolate class, the chicken flew in and step on all the melted chocolates.. bawling tears

I think I need to set up table in my bedroom now

thanks for the tip!~
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone knows how long can marshmallow fondant be kept?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May May wrote:
Does anyone knows how long can marshmallow fondant be kept?

Regards...May island


May, did you work on those roses using this recipe?
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No small cookie, I used the recipe which I found from another forum...

Thanks...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fattybombombom, excellent work ! clap hands

I tried the MMF too (using another recipe, but it's almost like yours) and made my son's birthday cake (last year) He wanted a "Tom & Jerry" cake...

Indeed, tastes better than the normal fondant. I used it only to make the figurines and the rest of the decorations, the cake was covered with whipped cream.



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job Daneza13!!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

woah... NICE!! Now i am busy trying to make stuffs for my son's birthday on th 14th.... i am keeping my fingers crossed that it is all gonna work out....
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