galaglow Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 5:26am
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Hello! I am going to try cali4dawn's bc recipe, but I need to know how much a 'stick' of butter is. I'm in Alberta and I can only get butter in 1 lb bricks...is it 1/2 cup like the square cubes of margarine? Appreciate any help answering my silly question icon_smile.gif

While I'm at it - the MMF recipe calls for 16 oz of marshmallows, our bags are marked in grams - are mini marshmallows preferable or regular size?

Thanks!

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 5:36am
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Hi there,
I am in Canada's capital, a stick of butter is 1/2 cup or 1/4 pound of butter.
Which marshmallow fondant recipe are you using? I will check if there is one on this site. Don't forget there is a big difference between 16 ounces of anything measured by cups and the actual weight of 16 ounces. Most folks do use miniature marshmallows.
Be right back,
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes

galaglow Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 5:40am
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Hi SquirrellyCakes! Thanks for your help. I have to say I love your avatar - it's so cute - love squirrels icon_smile.gif

galaglow Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 5:42am
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Oh, I forgot to mention, the MMF recipe was the one from this site. icon_smile.gif I can't wait to try it! Anything's got to be better than the wilton stuff. I've made my own regular rolled fondant from a scratch recipe but it tasted terrible too.

SquirrellyCakes Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 5:46am
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Ok, what you want for the recipe on this site is the 454 gram bag of miniature marshmallows.
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes

SquirrellyCakes Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 5:50am
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Heehee, yes Lisa sure found a cute one for me, I love the squirrelly!
Hhmn, well other people have different opinions, but generally, I don't find a lot of difference in the taste of homemade regular rolled fondant, the bought stuff or the marshmallow one. Except for the fact that the marshmallow one generally is applied thinner and tends to melt more into the buttercream underneath it, but when eaten on its own, well, I don't taste a big difference.
Guess you will be the best judge of whether or not you like it though!
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes

galaglow Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 5:51am
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Thanks so much SquirrellyCakes! Appreciate it! icon_smile.gif

SquirrellyCakes Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 6:06am
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You are most welcome. What part of Alberta are you in? Kiddiekakes is in Calgary.
Hugs Squirrelly

elin Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 6:11am
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I never use the wilton stuff, but make it all my self from the bottom of. It you don't like the taste you can try adding a few drops of clear essens. maybe a strawberry, rasberry, cherry or toffee or something that you like. even almond taste can do. It takes away the yacie sugar taste.
It has worked well for me. Just remember to add a bit confectioners sugar if it gets sticky.

flayvurdfun Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 6:51am

MMF is supposed to be better to work with..I tried it and I must have done something wrong..it tasted like the 10x sugar! I am going to try cali's next though!

galaglow Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 4:27pm

Squirrelly - I'm in Northern Alberta, near Grande Prairie. It's about 10 hrs I think to drive to Calgary. My best friend and sis-in-law lives there - we get there maybe once a year.

galaglow Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 4:30pm

Hi Elin! Thanks for the tip icon_smile.gif I'll try and add flavoring to the next batch.

angelkiss013 Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 4:49pm

Hello canadian fellows... I'm from Quebec...Montreal.
But sometime I wish I was in the states , 'cause here , we don't have any Wilton's class ! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Bonne journee a tous
( Have a nice day everybody ! )

galaglow Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 4:58pm

I agree AngelKiss! No wilton classes near me either. I've often thought about travelling to the city to take some classes.

angelkiss013 Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 5:15pm

...and I thought of moving ! icon_lol.gif
There's a lot of class that we read about , and books and other stuff.... icon_cry.gif and were not able to go...
Even if we order , think about the S & H and the exchange rate.

Maybe someone will hear our cry icon_wink.gif

SquirrellyCakes Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 8:59pm
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Originally Posted by angelkiss013

Hello canadian fellows... I'm from Quebec...Montreal.
But sometime I wish I was in the states , 'cause here , we don't have any Wilton's class ! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Bonne journee a tous
( Have a nice day everybody ! )



Hi there. A good cake buddy of mine is in your area, Meg1. She may be able to help you with supplier's names etc.
She posts on the following site:
http://cakes.r-bdesigns.com/forum/index.php
You may want to contact her there, she is a sweetheart and just got accepted into a patisserie course - elle parle francais.
Galagow, you may want to ask Kiddiekakes for some ordering information, I believe the store she deals with, will ship to your area. She posts on this site.
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes

galaglow Posted 8 Apr 2005 , 10:50pm

Thanks everyone! Kiddiekakes - if you read this, I'd appreciate any info. I'll post a message on the main forum too just in case! icon_smile.gif

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