Glycerine Vs. Corn Syrup

Baking By smbegg Updated 20 May 2010 , 11:57pm by Christina222

smbegg Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 7:35pm
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I love Mac's Moms' MMF Recipe.
http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7351/marshmallow-fondant-macsmoms-bc-flavored-variation

But I have a question: I hate to buy the glycerine because of the cost. Can Corn syrup be subbed? What is the difference between the two (meaning what is the science for adding the glycerine?)

I definitley like the MMF w/it versus w/out, I see a very different texture. And I have not had any trouble with the MMF since I started using Mac's recipe.

Thanks

Stephanie

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smbegg Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 6:02am
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Well, I had to make some mmf and didn't have any glycerin. So I used corn syrup and it seems to have worked fine. I guess that the two may work in the same manner?


Stephanie

dsilvest Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 6:30am
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Corn syrup and glucose are similar. Corn syrup has more liquid in it. I have not had any trouble using either. Glycerine on the other hand is different. It helps keep the fondant pliable while you work with it and you don't always have to use it.

Jeep_girl816 Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 6:56am
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Try your local health foods store, glycerin tends to be cheaper at those than at Michaels

AngelaM Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 3:20pm
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Originally Posted by Jeep_girl816

Try your local health foods store, glycerin tends to be cheaper at those than at Michaels




Yes, I also buy my glycerine at the health food store. It's MUCH cheaper.

Debi2 Posted 20 May 2010 , 9:56pm
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I bought glycerine a couple of years ago at the Walmart pharmacy...just ask at the counter. I honestly can't remember what I paid for it though?

mamawrobin Posted 20 May 2010 , 11:25pm
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Originally Posted by Debi2

I bought glycerine a couple of years ago at the Walmart pharmacy...just ask at the counter. I honestly can't remember what I paid for it though?




You have to be careful when buying glycerine at the pharmacy because you need food grade glycerine. The glycerine sold in most pharmacies isn't food safe.

Christina222 Posted 20 May 2010 , 11:57pm
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[quote=You have to be careful when buying glycerine at the pharmacy because you need food grade glycerine. The glycerine sold in most pharmacies isn't food safe.[/quote]

That's not entirely true. Any glycerine you can buy in a store is food safe. If you need special permits and licenses to buy it and it comes in large barrels and has a very bad smell, then it's not food grade. I also buy mine at WalMart, it's in the hand care section. It was about $5 for a large bottle.

~Christina

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