Marshmallow Fondant

Decorating By kixx Updated 1 May 2008 , 5:31pm by kixx

kixx Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 6:48am
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Iam going to try and make/use a marshmallow fondant. Was wondering if anyone has used this before and if so, other than the taste, how does it differ compaired to regular fondant as far as working it and applying it to the cake. Thanks in advance,

Kixx...

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Shamitha Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 7:16am
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Hi. I only use mmf to cover my cakes. It's easy to work with. You can cover an entire cake or make decorations. If you look at my photos,youl'll see what I mean. The ballet slippers ,booties & almost all of the decorations on my cakes are mmf.Hope this helps

TheButterWench Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 9:56am
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Marshmellow fondant is not vegan or kosher. Just putting it out there for those of you that care of have customers that care about those things.

JanH Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 5:28am
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How to make perfect MMF:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-521083-.html

MMF tips & hints:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-101181-.html

How to cover a cake in fondant tutorial:

http://www.pastrywiz.com/wedding/wedding19.htm

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheButterWench

Marshmellow fondant is not vegan or kosher.




MMF made with marshmallows containing gelatin would not be vegan.

Marshmallow fondant made with vegan marshmallows would be vegan.

Here's a source for vegan marshmallows:

http://www.sweetandsara.com/

HTH

TheButterWench Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 3:34pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JanH

How to make perfect MMF:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-521083-.html

MMF tips & hints:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-101181-.html

How to cover a cake in fondant tutorial:

http://www.pastrywiz.com/wedding/wedding19.htm

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheButterWench

Marshmellow fondant is not vegan or kosher.



MMF made with marshmallows containing gelatin would not be vegan.

Marshmallow fondant made with vegan marshmallows would be vegan.

Here's a source for vegan marshmallows:

http://www.sweetandsara.com/

HTH




JanH that is great to know as I am in an Orthodox neighborhood. Have you tried making MMF with the vegan Marshmellows? Does it give the same workability?

I've been using commercial fondant because the homemade has the Gelatin, Been thinking of expanding out and seeing if I can find vegan "gelatin" lol

Thanks for the info, it helps me greatly.

If I can use it and do I will come back and post.

JanH Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 8:49am
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I've never used vegan marshmallows, so I can't help you there.

However, if you know a chemical engineer, here's a recipe for a gelatin replacement (made from wheat gluten and maltodextrin):

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP0979611.html

Colette Peters fondant recipe:

http://tinyurl.com/685bjv

Can substitute Kojel for gelatin in above recipe:

http://tinyurl.com/5uauar

Vegan gelatin substitute:

http://tinyurl.com/668teh

HTH

Sofide Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 9:33am
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I have just made two batches of MMF and they couldn't be more different from eachother! icon_lol.gif
But they both turned out ok, one is stickier than the other but otherwise they're fine!

The only thing I can tell you is that it's never the same. I never use the same amount of PS for the same amount of Marshmallows. I decide by touch how much sugar is needed. I just keep on adding untill the MMF feels good.

On the vegan gelatin discussion; i believe agar-agar is a vegan replacement for gelatin....

TheButterWench Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 3:13pm
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On the vegan gelatin discussion; i believe agar-agar is a vegan replacement for gelatin....

agar agar is also used as a thickener, agar agar is used instead of gelatin, but nothing really has the same properties of gelatin.

unfortunately, but one makes due.

I was reading the back of the fondant containers and most of them no longer use gelatin, so I'm happy to use them even if they are pricier than MMF.

If I want to cut corners on price I use Rolled Buttercream

kixx Posted 1 May 2008 , 5:31pm
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Thank you all for your help! I'll let you know how it turns out. Will be making the cake for a house warming party on the 18th. Wish me luck!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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