Something Interesting I Found Out About Fondant...

Baking By diane Updated 26 Jul 2008 , 4:19am by JanH

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Dru329 Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:15am
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Good info. Thanks!

shisharka Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:45am
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Fascinating!!! This is the first time Iâm actually thinking to myself âI can make my own fondant!!!ââ¦

I hate marshmallows, so no MMF here, and all the other fondant recipes Iâve seen are heavy on gelatin, a substance I donât really consider edible, or other bizarre additives⦠(My first two cakes were Wilton, then I graduated to Choco-Pan, then ended up buying 20LB of 3 different kinds of SatinIce based on the great feedback about it â yuk!!!, especially the black one, stunk up my pantry so bad, I had to store the pail double-bagged in the garage â so Iâm now back to Choco-Panâ¦None of that stuff ever gets eaten, in fact I often consider how easy it would be to pull it off the cake before serving, itâs just there for the sake of prettyâ¦)

But hey, cooking sugar to a soft ball stage â now THAT I can try â and I can live with the cream of tartar addition⦠Maybe the end result would actually be edible! Thanks a ton!!!

chutzpah Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:59am
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I won't put meat in a cake either. Gelatin is just so gross.

Not all fondant brands contain gelatin. The brand I use is vegan. I don't make my own because its too time-consuming (and all homemade recipes I've seen contain meat).

I use about 800 pounds of fondant per year, so that would be just way too much time wasted mixing and kneading. I can't afford to spend that time on making it....or the wear and tear on my hands, arms, shoulders and back.

JoAnnB Posted 26 May 2008 , 6:19am
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These recipes are generally not the same as 'rolled fondant'. Both of these are a LOT of work. If you don't like gelatin, the vegan version is much better.

Jacques Torres has a good recipe for rolled fondant on Foodnetwork. It does have gelatin (if you arent vegan) but not a lot.

dare2bloved Posted 26 May 2008 , 6:27am
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I won't put meat in a cake either. Gelatin is just so gross.

Not all fondant brands contain gelatin. The brand I use is vegan. I don't make my own because its too time-consuming (and all homemade recipes I've seen contain meat).

I use about 800 pounds of fondant per year, so that would be just way too much time wasted mixing and kneading. I can't afford to spend that time on making it....or the wear and tear on my hands, arms, shoulders and back.


where do you get vegan?

dare2bloved Posted 26 May 2008 , 6:39am
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never mind lol I so got it now...sorry it is late

Gefion Posted 26 May 2008 , 7:01am
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There is also the possibility of making fondant with tylose instead of gelatin.

thedessertdiva Posted 26 May 2008 , 7:30am
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Also interesting about "meat products"...some may surprise you...

http://www.stephen-knapp.com/ingredients_and_chemicals_that_may_contain_meat.htm

applemint_jackie Posted 26 May 2008 , 8:02am
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Thank you very much..that was very informative..

itsacake Posted 27 May 2008 , 10:02pm
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Just want to reiterate what JoAnnB said above.

These two references are NOT referring to the "rolled fondant" we use for cakes. These are for "poured fondant" a very much different substance that is used for pouring over or dipping petit fours, for chocolate candy centers and others things of that nature. The two are alike in name only!!!!!!

momvarden Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 4:23am
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Originally Posted by itsacake

Just want to reiterate what JoAnnB said above.

These two references are NOT referring to the "rolled fondant" we use for cakes. These are for "poured fondant" a very much different substance that is used for pouring over or dipping petit fours, for chocolate candy centers and others things of that nature. The two are alike in name only!!!!!!




I am so glad you said something, because I was looking at the info and thought thats what i reading. I hope that no one prepared them thinking that they would be like rolled fondant.

TanDaMay Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 3:46am
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need recipe for rolled fondant using mini marshmallows - any help here ?

JanH Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 4:19am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TanDaMay

need recipe for rolled fondant using mini marshmallows - any help here ?




Answered your request in your other post:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6030447.html#6030447

HTH

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