1st time using fondant

by Nisreen Muntasser
(Brooklyn, NY)

Hi Michellle,

It's me again, Nisreen Muntasser I wrote to the beginning of the year for "Alina's 1st Princess Cake."
I want to excel in my cake making by making figures on my cakes. I'm confused about fondant gum paste, sugar paste, MMF I've seen all the recipes but don't know when to use each one. Does fondant even taste good enough to put all over a cake besides the fact it looks pretty?

Would MMF work to make figures on its own or do I have to add something like gumpaste? Ive heard of something else that starts with a "T". The man at the cake store said Wilton rolled fondant wouldn't work for figures. The gumpaste kit only talks about making flowers. I want the least expensive way of having a fondant to make figures.
Please write back soon because I need to make this cake soon!!!
Thanks Nisreen Muntasser

From the editor:

Hi Nisreen,

You can use Marshmallow fondant for covering a cake and making figures or flowers. It's definitely the least expensive option for fondant. Try the recipe from this site.

For figures or flowers using Marshmallow Fondant (MMF), you'll need to add Tylose powder to dry and harden the fondant. Knead in 1 teaspoon for every 8 ounces of fondant you'll be using, then mold as usual.

Don't forget to take lots of pictures and come back and show off your cakes.

Michelle (editor)

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