I found this recipe as easy if not easier to mix up than mmf. I got started with white. Then, I started thinking it'd be nice to have some pink...oh, my goodness...black! yeah and red...then on and on it went until I had made a total of 18 single batches (updated recipe posted w/ 2 tblsp glycerin...). I think I now have enough fondant to last a bit!
The black is black black and the red is deep dark red...both of which I hate to color after the fondant is made or with pre-made, purchased fondant. I'll find out tomorrow how well they do.
The larger squares are double batches and the smaller ones (blue and purple) are single batches.
That is an awesome rainbow of fondant? A couple of questions? What size mixer do you have that you can make a double batch? How long will it take you to use all of that fondant?
I used a KA 5 qt.. I did the heating process over a pot of heated water. After the mixture was heated through and the gelatin dissolved, I added 1/2 the sugar and beat using the paddle for several minutes. I then poured the mixture into a trough made of the remaining ps and with 2 bench scrapers began folding ps into the mixture and the mixture into the ps until there was a dough like feel to it. Then, I kneaded the remaining flour into it. it was smooooooooooooth. There were no gelatin lumps to strain either.
The white I can use up in 3 weeks- month...the colors, longer. I do plan on trying some more daring styles (daring for me that is)
WOW! Your colors came out fantastic - the red and black are GREAT!!! What did brand color did you use and how much to each batch?
Thank you! For the black, I used Chefmaster...1 tblsp and that was for a double batch (approximately 7 lbs). For the red, I used 1 full jar (1 ounce) of the Wilton red (no taste) and 3 drops(slightly less than 1/8 teaspoon) of the Chefmaster black and this too was for a double batch (approximately 7 lbs)
all4cake - Thanks for replying back.