No Eggs In Fondant!

Decorating By Kez82 Updated 15 Sep 2009 , 11:19pm by Win

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Kez82 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 7:43am
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Hi there, I have a customer who wants no eggs in her cake, so fine I have a recipe for chocolate cake, but what about the fondant? Is albumen powder made from real eggs?

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PinkZiab Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:49pm
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Yes albumen powder is dried, ground egg whites.

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babcaro Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 3:01pm
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why not make mmf no eggs =)

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varika Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 3:20pm
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You could also try Michelle Foster's Fondant--no albumen or meringue powder required, yummy taste.

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Jeff_Arnett Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 4:07pm
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Hi there, I have a customer who wants no eggs in her cake, so fine I have a recipe for chocolate cake, but what about the fondant? Is albumen powder made from real eggs?




Is this an allergy issue? I simply decline any cake where there's a question of an allergy. No matter how well you clean equipment, there is always a risk of possible contamination and I just don't want to take that risk.

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Kez82 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 11:07am
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No not an allergy issue, they are vegetarians so no egg!!

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msmeg Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:08pm
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gelatin is an animal product is it not ?

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Jeff_Arnett Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:25pm
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gelatin is an animal product is it not ?


Yes it is...it's made from bones, cartilage and skins or pigs, cows and horse.....not very vegetarian is it!

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Jeff_Arnett Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:28pm
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gelatin is an animal product is it not ?

Yes it is...it's made from bones, cartilage and skins or pigs, cows and horse.....not very vegetarian is it!




And glycerin is also an animal product.

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Win Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:41pm
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gelatin is an animal product is it not ?

Yes it is...it's made from bones, cartilage and skins or pigs, cows and horse.....not very vegetarian is it!



And glycerin is also an animal product.




Yes to both, so even MMF is a "no no" for an avowed vegan. I have a SIL who is freakish about this. Even when I'm just having her for dinner, I cook all her stuff first so there is no issue of whether a knife used for meat, eggs, etc. is used for her food. She's my one and only vegan so I accommodate her (even though she's never asked me to, I just do it so she can relax and enjoy the evening.) icon_biggrin.gif

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edited again to add that some say Kosher marshmallows use agar(sp?) instead of gelatin so that might me an alternative...

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Jeff_Arnett Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:45pm
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Originally Posted by Kez82

Hi there, I have a customer who wants no eggs in her cake, so fine I have a recipe for chocolate cake, but what about the fondant? Is albumen powder made from real eggs?


This might be one of those instances where you would need to do a shortening-based buttercream rather than fondant....would simply things a lot. We discussed the possiblity of marshmallow fondant made with vegan marshmallows, which are agar based, but I do not know how well they would work....maybe some on the board has tried it...I googles them and they are $$$ compared to regular ones.

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cupcakemkr Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:53pm
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Satin Ice is vegan - no egg, no animal product

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Jeff_Arnett Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 4:38pm
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is vegan - no egg, no animal product


Satin Ice contains glycerin...and even though it is probably a small amount, it is still and product derived from animal sources.

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colombean Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 11:11pm
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I've made this awesome fondant I found online.
http://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/Fondant.htm

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Win Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 11:19pm
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You're right, Peg's is an awesome Marshmallow Fondant; however, it has the same issues as listed above. Marshmallows contain gelatin which is an animal byproduct. icon_biggrin.gif

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