What is the best way to combine several packages of fondant? Can I use the dough hook on my Kitchenaid, or should I knead it by hand? I don't want to have any lines in it when I go to roll it out.
You could try using the dough hook, but not sure if it would wear out the motor.
How big of a cake are you going to cover that you would need to combine several packages? It's best to knead by hand in smaller portions and then combine the smaller portions and knead them together. Just combine enough to cover each cake. You don't need to combine all of it and then split it. I hope that makes sense.
thecakemaker... I totally agree w/ you!! If she uses her mixer she is surely going to tear up the motor. It will be easier to knead together~
Also, as you knead small portions make sure you keep the rest covered so it doesn't dry out.
I am guessing it's because she wants to color the fondant and wants them all to be the exact color.
Exactly how does one do this?
You would knead color into one portion (darker than you want the final fondant to be) and then incorporate the rest of the fondant a portion at a time. You can separate portions and add portions until they are all colored if it is too much to handle at once.
That's how I do it too. Just wanted to say, niki_10, your avatar makes me hungry!