Glucose And Glycerin, What Do They Do For Fondant?

Decorating By metria Updated 1 Feb 2010 , 3:06am by Renaejrk

metria Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 4:23pm
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I'm trying to get a feel for fondant ... am reviewing different recipes. Please, what do glucose and glycerin do for fondant? What roles do they play as ingredients?

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umgrzfn Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 4:48pm
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Keep it plyable

AngelaM Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 4:55pm
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If you're getting ready to try making your own fondant, save yourself the time and go right for Michele Foster's Fondant (MFF). So many people on CC recommended this one I had to try it. Boy do I wish I tried it first before wasting my time on others! By far the easiest to work with, and MUCH easier to work with than marshmallow fondant (MMF).

metria Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 7:17pm
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sold! i'll try MFF soon icon_smile.gif

metria Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 7:18pm
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in your opinion, is MFF easier to work with than, say, Satin Ice?

AngelaM Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 7:23pm
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Originally Posted by metria

in your opinion, is MFF easier to work with than, say, ?

I find Satin Ice super easy to work with. To me MFF is just as easy to work with, but it costs a fraction of the price for me to make it. And it does taste great too.

Oh, and one more tip. If you do decide to make your own fondant, you can buy glycerine in large bottles from the health food store MUCH cheaper than buying the little Wilton bottles from Michaels or Joann.

mamawrobin Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 7:28pm
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I so agree MFF is the best I've tried. Wouldn't use anything else.

Peridot Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 1:23am
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I love JenniferMI's white chocolate fondant and I also like Satin Ice (use only the colored ones).

Did marshmallow fondant a few times and I just don't like the hassle as I am a hobby baker and work full time and it is just not convenient for me. I also thought it stretched too much.

Renaejrk Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 3:06am
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Definitely Michele Foster's - it is wonderful to work with.

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