What Is The Purpose Of Glycerin In Fondant?

Decorating By maggiev777 Updated 8 Apr 2014 , 1:10am by La Bogus

maggiev777 Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 2:04pm
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I notice in Toba Garrett's recipe it is "optional". Why would you want to add it, or why would you want to omit it? How would the fondant be different with or without it?


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nicoles-a-tryin Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 2:12pm
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I believe you add it ....if it is all dried out....and it brings the mosture back in.

alliebear Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 2:21pm
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gylercrine does stop it from drying out but also gives it that little bit of strech.. try michelle foster's delicious fondant recipe... its better then tobas

maggiev777 Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 8:18pm
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Ah ha! That makes sense. Thanks for the help! have you ever combined Michelle Foster's fondant with gumpaste to use for modeling? I would like to try it but want to know if it would be a good combo first. Thanks!

banba Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 9:34am
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glycerine also adds shine!

vww104 Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 2:48pm
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Can light corn syrup be substituted for glycerine?

prterrell Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 8:54pm
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Originally Posted by vww104

Can light corn syrup be substituted for glycerine?

I wouldn't think so. Maybe you're thinking of glucose? You can sub regualr corn syrup for glucose as long as you reduce the water by 1/3 (this is per The Cake Bible).

La Bogus Posted 8 Apr 2014 , 1:10am
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ACan the glycerin be added after kneading? I omitted!

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