Knead Fondant With Hands Or Mixer Attachment?

Decorating By cserwa Updated 23 Feb 2009 , 7:37pm by staceyboots

cserwa Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 7:30pm
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When it says to knead fondant, or when is specifically says to knead it by hand, do you actually use your hands, or do you trust the hook attachment on your mixer? Thanks!

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calivettie Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 7:50pm
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When I made mmf i do use the hook attatchment, but still knead it by hand when it comes out. I belive the hook just cuts some of your manual kneading time.

I love my KA, but sometimes you just have to get your hands dirty to get the best result. icon_smile.gif

CookiezNCupcakez Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 10:53pm
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Hands! thumbs_up.gif

mamacc Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 1:06pm
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I always knead with my hand but one time at my part time job the girls I work with wanted me to try kneading the color into the fondant using the mixer but it didn't work well. The fondant was so stiff that it was yanking the bowl right out of the lock position (it was a 30 quart).

cserwa Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 7:23pm
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Thanks for replying everyone. I'll stick with hands when I attempt this for the (nervous breakdown) first time!

staceyboots Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 7:37pm
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i typically add about 3/4 of the sugar requirements to the bowl and knead in the KA....then pour the remaining sugar onto a flat surface and finish kneading the fondant by hand.

be sure to add your colour to the wet ingredients for good results

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