replace the light corn syrup with regular corn syrup when you make homemade fondant ? Is it necessary to put gelatin in fondant?
or Can someone please tell me a easy inexpensive way to make homemade fondant without using marshmallows?
Replacing the lite corn syrup with regular will add some color to your fondant which you don't want. Yes gelatin is necessary.
Do a search on CC for Michelle Foster's Delicious Fondant, it's the best I've found so far, I personally am not a fan of MMF.
Just a thought ... Can the gelatin be replaced by Jello. I'm not to concerned that the color will not be white ... I will be coloring it different colors afterwards .
Whatever flavor Jello you would use will color it.......therefore any further coloring you want to add will effect the outcome.
Put lemon Jello in - you get yellow.......add blue and it will turn green, etc.
Also, Jello has a ton of sugar in it. That will change/effect the recipe.
Have you tried rolled b'cream? I have *the original* recipe by the lady who created rolled b'cream some 40 yrs ago.... Charlotte Collins.
kakeladi - That would be great if you could share that recipe ... I'm trying to find different fondant recipes cause I'm really getting tired of the Marshmallow fondant .
Here it is; have fun:
Charlotte Collins Rolled Icing
This is a recipe for Fondant from the mid 1960s well before it become popular Want to try it?
1/3 Cup shortening 1/3 Cup white Karo syrup
1 teaspoon flavoring 1/2 tsp salt
Juice of 1/2 of a fresh lemon (strained)
3/4 pound powdered sugar *divided use
In a large bowl place all ingredients except sugar. Stir this together with a spoon until well blended. Add 1 cup sugar & blend w/spoon until well blended. Add another 1 Cup sugar.
Mixture will become thick & you can now use your hands to knead as you keep adding sugar 1 cup at a time until you have used *almost* a pound about 3/4.
The more one works/kneads this the smoother & shinier it becomes. Roll icing between two sheet of wax paper. Peel off one piece. Using the other sheet, lift icing onto cake & peel off. Can color as one would buttercream.