I really would like to make a different fondant and it calls for glycerin. I cannot seem to find it anywhere! So, does anyone know if I can substitute glycerin for something else?
you can use vegetable oil.
Wilton do little bottles of glycerin
You can buy glycerine at the drug store or health food store. Sun Harvest sells 16 oz bottles for $9. You can also buy a 2 oz bottle of wilton brand at Michaels or Hobby Lobby for about $2.
Good Q, I can't find glycerin here either! So I could substitute all the glycerin in a fondant recipe for vegetable oil with no ill effects or taste?
I did go to Michaels and they didn't have any. I live in a very rural area and we don't have a health food store and Rite Aid doesn't carry glycerin...I've been looking everywhere! And for Michaels I have to drive an hour to get there.....
Question #1: Is it too late to order it from Wilton.com?
Question #2: Could I get that recipe from you?
On a "tips" thread, I read that someone subs in corn syrup.
you can find glycerin in the pharmacy aisle-- skin care products.
Also most recipes list it as optional so you can also try it without and see what you think.
It be used in place of glycerine for anything I have tried, and vice-versa. It's just a tiny bit stickier than glycerine.
oh and the recipe I want to use is Michelle Fosters delicious fondant.
Do you use the same amount of vegetable oil that you would have used glycerin? Plz respond asap.
Yes it is the samee amount of vegetable oil. Only, it is not that good in taffy because glycerin gives it creamier texture and sweeter taste.
any recipes for homemade fondant ? i really cannot find any glycerin or corn syrup around :/ last few shops im hoping will have which ill visit tomorrow
AMy go to fondant is LMF (marshmallow). It's simple to make, easy to work with, and tastes great. Here is the recipe - http://artisancakecompany.com/2012/11/the-best-marshmallow-fondant-recipe-ever/
I guess it's semi-homemade considering the "secret ingredient" but its great