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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

These are the roses I have used to decorate my mom’s birthday cake. 🙂

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