Dry Fondant

Baking By mickey169 Updated 28 Mar 2010 , 10:32am by ChoueiriCakeCo

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mickey169 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 6:25pm
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I make marhmallow fondant for my cakes, when I knead it, it's perfect, then after like 5 minutes sometimes it turns super dry, like play dough, what causes this?? It normally happens after color is added to it NEVER before. Does the color dry it out? icon_sad.gif

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ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 7:12pm
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Are you using gel or paste food coloring?

Gel colors tend to make fondant too wet, so I can only imagine paste coloring may dry the fondant. Try kneading in shortening to help soften the fondant after you've colored it.

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DeeDelightful Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 4:48am
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You have to keep it covered with plastic wrap. Air dries it out quickly.

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prterrell Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 4:58am
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Originally Posted by ChoueiriCakeCo

Are you using gel or paste food coloring?

Gel colors tend to make fondant too wet, so I can only imagine paste coloring may dry the fondant. Try kneading in shortening to help soften the fondant after you've colored it.




icon_confused.gif ??? Gel-paste food coloring is ONE kind of food color. The others are liquid (like at the grocery store) and powdered (which is a dry powder).


Anyway, yeah, you need to keep fondant covered at all times, just like playdough, it dries quickly in the airy.

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ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 10:32am
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icon_confused.gif ??? Gel-paste food coloring is ONE kind of food color. The others are liquid (like at the grocery store) and powdered (which is a dry powder).




Sorry, that's what I meant icon_redface.gif I only use gel so I wasn't quite sure what the dry ones were called icon_redface.gif

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