When You Only Need A Small Amount Of Fondant....?

Decorating By dellswife Updated 24 Jun 2009 , 6:19pm by dellswife

dellswife Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 12:12am
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So what do I do when I only need a small amount of fondant.
I make cupcakes a lot and love to use fondant to decorate the cupcakes. (Sometimes just the toppers) but find that buying the fondant at Michaels and only using a small amount dries out the remaining fondant before I can use it. (I like buying the premade for small amounts since I don't have to mess with trying to get the right colour. Especially red and black)

The recipe for MMF or rolled buttercream usually is the same, and makes such a large amount.

Is there a special way to store it? Are there any tips from any of you, something you might do?


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indydebi Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 12:58am
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I re-wrap the remaining fondant in the same plastic it comes in, then be sure the lid on the original container is on really tight. I've also stored it in a ziplock bag and make sure it's sealed really well ... I even push the air out.

rharris524 Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 2:08am
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here is a recipe for a mini-batch of MMF

Marshmallow fondant
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 tbsp water
1 1/2- 1 3/4 cup powder sugar

Place marshmallows in a standard 1 cup measuring cup and push down and pack them in. Place in a microwave safe bowl and add the water. Put in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Just long enough for them to soften and puff up. Take out and stir with a spoon until it is combined well. At this point it looks kind of soupy. Then add the sugar and mix and fold until all is incorporated and it is no longer sticky. I take it out of the bowl when it gets to the point where most of the sugar is incorporated and I knead it in my hands. This takes roughly about 5-7 minutes. Take a fondant roller or a regular rolling pin and roll out just as you would Wilton's fondant. You can get this fondant almost paper thin and it also repairs well. It's cheap, easy to work with, and tastes great too.

***this is not my recipe - I got it from a woman named bunnywoman on w i l t o n.com, I just wanted to make sure that I gave proper credit***

jaybug Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 2:13am
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Yes, that the recipe I use too! Works really great when you only need a small amount and so quick and easy to make. thumbs_up.gif

jaybug Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 2:14am
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Yes, that the recipe I use too! Works really great when you only need a small amount and so quick and easy to make. thumbs_up.gif

mindy1204 Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 2:24am
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Thats just what i have been looking for.. Thanks for posting it.

dberck Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 2:12pm
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Thanks for that recipe! Glad I decided to read this thread!

dellswife Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 6:19pm
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rharris524~THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH!!!!!! I am so happy I asked! I can't wait to try it out icon_smile.gif Thanks again!

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