Is There A Substitution For Glycerin?

Decorating By disneynutbsv Updated 7 Sep 2013 , 6:08am by ladonnaa

disneynutbsv Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 8:20pm
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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?

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2508s42 Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 11:35pm
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you can use vegetable oil.

banba Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 8:58am
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Wilton do little bottles of glycerin

Texas_Rose Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 9:05am
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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.

Shola Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 9:48am
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Good Q, I can't find glycerin here either! icon_rolleyes.gif
So I could substitute all the glycerin in a fondant recipe for vegetable oil with no ill effects or taste? icon_confused.gif

disneynutbsv Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 12:06pm
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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.....

DaCakeDiva Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 9:57pm
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Question #1: Is it too late to order it from
Question #2: Could I get that recipe from you? icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif Pleeeeeeez

Tomoore Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 10:07pm
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On a "tips" thread, I read that someone subs in corn syrup.

marthajo1 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 10:12pm
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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.

MacsMom Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 10:22pm
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It be used in place of glycerine for anything I have tried, and vice-versa. It's just a tiny bit stickier than glycerine.

disneynutbsv Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 12:40am
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oh and the recipe I want to use is Michelle Fosters delicious fondant.

aloha8507646 Posted 21 May 2013 , 6:28pm
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Do you use the same amount of vegetable oil that you would have used glycerin? Plz respond asap.

taffygal Posted 16 Aug 2013 , 6:43pm
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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.

tiina20 Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 4:18pm
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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 :-P


thanks ;-D

ladonnaa Posted 7 Sep 2013 , 5:54am
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AMy go to fondant is LMF (marshmallow). It's simple to make, easy to work with, and tastes great. Here is the recipe -

I guess it's semi-homemade considering the "secret ingredient" but its great

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