Candy Clay Vs. Fondant?

Decorating By KarenOR Updated 10 May 2005 , 1:00pm by thecakemaker

KarenOR Posted 9 May 2005 , 7:24pm
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I keep seeing what seems to be an easy recipe for Candy Clay, but I've never used it. What are the pro and cons of using that over a standard fondant (which I normally just buy and then color myself).


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KarenOR Posted 9 May 2005 , 7:37pm
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I should add, I'm looking in terms of sculpting animals, etc.

peacockplace Posted 9 May 2005 , 8:22pm
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I'm not sure, but hopefully someone will answer soon!

thecakemaker Posted 9 May 2005 , 8:27pm
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Candy clay tastes wonderful however if you have hot hands it will litterally melt in your hands. It hardens up nicely once you are done with it though. I make it to "play" with but my son (almost 9) can't do much with it because he has hot hands. I mix it with a bit of fondant to help him out.

Hope this helps

KarenOR Posted 9 May 2005 , 8:30pm
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Can I stick my hands in ice water or the freezer icon_cool.gif ?
That was the problem that I had when I was doing the marzipan animals a few years ago. The marzipan didn't hold up nearly as well as fondant, and melted much easier.
As far as working with it, how do they compare? I don't so much care about the taste, because I'm going to make them ahead of time anyway, so I doubt they'll be tasty. Thanks!

thecakemaker Posted 10 May 2005 , 1:00pm
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Icing your hands should work. If you can work with marzipan you can work with Candy clay.


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