Corn Syrup

Decorating By KayMc Updated 15 Jul 2010 , 6:29pm by TexasSugar

KayMc Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:34pm
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Since I'm going to be making my first batch of fondant over the weekend (at least that's my plan), I went to Giant today to get corn syrup. Giant is the largest grocery chain in our area. They only carry LIGHT corn syrup, and I know that's unable to be used w/ fondant. I sure hope I don't have trouble buying the real thing. Who woulda thought?

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SuzyNoQ Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:41pm
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I've always used the light, it is almost clear, the regular corn syrup is brown and would probably discolor a white (or other light color) the way a dark vanilla would.

TexasSugar Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:47pm
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You want the light corn syrup. Light is used in terms of color here, not anything else.

SuzyNoQ Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 4:32pm
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I've always used the light, it is almost clear, the regular corn syrup is brown and would probably discolor a white (or other light color) the way a dark vanilla would.

KayMc Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 5:14pm
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Wow, am I obviously off base here! I thought light was in terms of lower sugar or something. icon_redface.gif Thanks for clarifying this for me!

mamawrobin Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 6:16pm
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Just like the others have said "light" is in reference to the color of the fondant...not the calories. icon_lol.gif You DO want "Light Corn Syrup" for making your fondant thumbs_up.gif

TexasSugar Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 6:29pm
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Originally Posted by KayMc

Wow, am I obviously off base here! I thought light was in terms of lower sugar or something. icon_redface.gif Thanks for clarifying this for me!




I figured that is what you were thinking. icon_smile.gif Everything is that is termed light is about sugar content. icon_smile.gif

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