Introduction: Cake Decoration With MMF

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MMF stands for Marshmallow fondant which is a dough made of marshmallow candies and powder sugar. Its consistency makes it perfect to be shaped into flowers, butterflies or other cute animals to decorate cakes.

Here I am going to show you how to prepare the dough and shape it into cute, delicate roses.

Step 1: Ingredients

  • 150 g marshmallow
  • 330 g powder sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • food colouring

Step 2: Step One: Melt It

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In a double saucepan heat the marshmallows with the water
Once they are melt turn off the heat.
Add 125 g of powder sugar and mix till it up with a wooden spoon.

Step 3: Step Two: Kneat It

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Place the dough on a surface covered with powder sugar and kneat it with more sugar (keep your hands covered with powder sugar so the marshmallow wont stick on your fingers). Keep doing so till you have incorporated all the sugar you have.
Cover the obtained though with cling film and place in a dry and cool place for 24 h.

Step 4: Step Three: Colour It!

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After 24h take you MMF, divide it into smallish pieces and using food colouring, color it as you like. I made it pink!
Now we are ready to start shaping it.

Step 5: Step Four: Let's Shape It Big

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Let’s make a big, nice rose. Take a little piece of MMF, roll it out in a rectangular shape and fold it in half.
Using your fingers roll it up starting from one edge till you reach the other
Press at the bottom, then open your rose petals.

Step 6: Step Five: Let's Shape It Small

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Let’s now make smaller roses.

Take a small piece of dough and press it, then roll it up from one edge to the other.
Open your little rose’s petals

Step 7: Final Product

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And this is the cake I have decorated for my mom's bday.

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Nadine2you. (author)2015-01-21

Hi, I love the recepie, I am totally making some tomorrow, what I want to ask though is how much fondant is there in the end from this recipe, since I'll need at least 2 kg?

AussieAnglerGal (author)2012-08-12

this is a really good idea :)
i have to do cake decorating in school and i needed a good icing/dough for shaping that doesn't taste bad like fondant does....thank you!

Kerushii (author)2012-06-02 water in one pan then the marshmellows in another?

ExpatCucina (author)Kerushii2012-06-01

yes, you fill up with water the lower pan and put the marshmallow in the second pan with a few tbsp of water. Make sense?

ExpatCucina (author)Kerushii2012-06-01

yes, you fill up with water the lower pan and put the marshmallow in the second pan with a few tbsp of water. Make sense?

0jack (author)2010-10-10

Thanks so much for this recipe and the instructions. :)

Bubbler (author)2010-06-06

This is a great idea,, but comes a little too late for the Topsy Turvy cake we made for this past weekend. I will kee p it in my recipe book.

and7barton (author)2010-06-03

 You had me worried for a tiny fraction of a second there - 
I thought you said MDF.

canida (author)2010-06-02

Neat!  I'd always wondered about these - thank you for the instructions.
We may need to make a marshmallow robot. ;)

mikeasaurus (author)2010-05-31

cool, I wondered how these were made.

The cake looks great, what kind was it?

ExpatCucina (author)mikeasaurus2010-05-31

It's a chocolate cake cooked in the microwave, I'll post the recipe in my next instructable :)

ChrysN (author)2010-05-31

They look really nice!  I bet they taste good too.
(ps. step 2 it should be knead instead of kneat.)

ExpatCucina (author)ChrysN2010-05-31

oh yeah...guess I need to work harder on my English...:S...

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