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Is marsmallow fondant good for modeling?

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Laura - if you look at my photos, almost all the figures and flowers you will see are made using marshmallow fondant.  I've found I prefer to have items people can actually eat and gumpaste is just not tasty (even if it is, technically, edible).  I've also found that purchased fondant takes a LOT longer to set up than marshmallow fondant, so if I have to use it I have to really plan ahead and make my figures at least a week in advance so they have time to harden.  Also - marshmallow fondant sticks together better with just plain water than the store-bought fondant (I don't make mine with any shortening, so that could have something to do with it).  Hope this helps!

I ditto Eileen's remarks. I just made fondant figures with my homemade MMF. I have also used my MMF to make flowers, but I did add some tylose powder to help harden.

Hi, im new to this, not a professional baker, but would like to learn a little about baking cakes, can someone explain to me what is "marshmallow fondant" and how to make it, and any other tips will be welcome. My brothers son is turning 5 in July and we would like to make him a Smurf Cake.

I'll also agree with Eileen. It is much easier to model with. I don't do a lot of modeling, but when I do, that's my go to. One note of caution though, MM Fondant doesn't hold color well when exposed to the sun. Especially violet shades if you mix it into the fondant. I've never airbrushed it, but that may be a solution. Have fun making your cake. :)

Here is the MM Fondant recipe I use:

16oz bag of mini marshmallows

3 Tbsp of water

2 lbs. of confectioners sugar

Any flavoring is optional

Microwave the marshmallows and water for 2 minutes in microwave safe bowl. They will puff up and when you stir them they will all be melted. Stir in the powdered sugar until you can knead it as a dough, then continue to knead in the rest of the sugar in on a sugar covered surface. Cover and let it set up overnight if you can, and then just microwave it about 20 seconds the next day before you begin kneading it out.

Hi, im new to this, not a professional baker, but would like to learn a little about baking cakes, can someone explain to me what is "marshmallow fondant" and how to make it, and any other tips will be welcome. My brothers son is turning 5 in July and we would like to make him a Smurf Cake.

Thank you all for your advices, I will practice modeling with mm fondant and I will let you know....

I also only use MM fondant. my pics show my work, i cover cakes with it, make flowers, model figures and structures, etc. I also agree that it is easier to work with and much nicer to have people enjoy our work instead of throwing it away. plus if left long enough MM fondant hardens the same as other items. my mom kept my first rose i ever made-no tylose or anything-and it is still in perfect condition just being left out and is as hard as a rock. just leave a little longer time for drying.

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