Karo Syrup?

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cakesrock Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 3:47am
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I want to make the true black fondant in recipes, but cannot find Karo syrup. Is plain molasses a substitute?
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mamawrobin Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 3:48am
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NO. You need LIGHT CORN SYRUP. Doesn't have to be "karo". Karo is the brand name of the light corn syrup that most people use.

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JanH Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 3:51am
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Can you get BeeHive corn syrup, or glucose syrup?

Corn syrup vs. glucose syrup:

http://www.cheftalk.com/forum/thread/17638/glucose-vs-corn-syrup

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prterrell Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 4:00am
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OMGoodness, NO do NOT use molasses! Molasses has a very strong taste. It's wonderful in gingerbread and on biscuits, but would be horrible in fondant!

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mamawrobin Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 4:24am
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Originally Posted by prterrell

OMGoodness, NO do NOT use molasses! Molasses has a very strong taste. It's wonderful in gingerbread and on biscuits, but would be horrible in fondant!




icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif When I said "NO" in my reply to the OP this is exactly what I meant. icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif

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cakesrock Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 12:59pm
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Originally Posted by prterrell

OMGoodness, NO do NOT use molasses! Molasses has a very strong taste. It's wonderful in gingerbread and on biscuits, but would be horrible in fondant!




I actually saw using molasses as a substitute for Karo recommended on-line somewhere (E-How, maybe) ? Again, it emphasizes that you can't trust everything you read on the internet! Yes, I agree the taste is strong and I dont' appreciate the taste either!
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