A Few ?'s About This Recipe Im Going To Try

Decorating By bluerose26 Updated 21 Jul 2010 , 4:53am by tastyart

bluerose26 Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 12:31am
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Where do you buy unflavored gelatin?

What is a double burner?

here's the recipe http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7446/michele-fosters-fondant

on step 6 do i have to use something like a kitchenaid mixer to mix it ?

has anyone else made a fondant recipe mixing it by hand?

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sweet_honesty Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 12:43am
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Never made that particular recipe but I mix all my fondant by hand.

myslady Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 12:49am
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Unflavored gelatin is in the same isle as regular jello. Look on the top shelf.

do you mean burner or boiler?

If she used a mixer it probably works best that way, but I have made it by hand.

tastyart Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 12:57am
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I don't see why you couldn't make it by hand as long as you are willing to put in the elbow grease.

JaeRodriguez Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 1:03am
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You don't want to use a hand mixer to mix fondant btw.

leily Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 1:54am
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Unflavored gelatin is in the same isle as the flavored gelatin. KNOX is a name brand that is unflavored gelatin, but some stores have a store brand too.

deMuralist Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 3:47pm
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I am guessing it is just the measuring bowl.
The pyrex measuring cup (or whatever you use for the "top" of your double boiler) cannot touch the water that is in the pan that is the "bottom" of your double boiler.
The sauce pan needs to be able to hold about an inch of water and hold the measuring cup out of it. So the size of the sauce pan is dependent on the size of the measuring cup, but both are pretty flexible. Her pyrex looks to be a 1 quart one.

tastyart Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 4:56pm
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It lookes like deMuralist answered most of the questions about the double broiler. I use the pyrex measuring cup over the sauce pan. The measuring cup does not touch the water in the pan. I use a 1 qt. measuring cup and a 1 qt. sauce pan. You can use any glass bowl(or measuring cup) and sauce pan that fit together to make the double broiler.

The recipe makes approx. 3 lbs of fondant.

I have nevery had any problems with adding the pudding mix to my wasc. I've even used it for carving with no problems.

Since I moved I haven't been able to find Pillsbury mixes in the grocery stores. I'm a little worried. Any of you from Massachusetts know if the stores carry those?

I think that answered all the questions. Please feel free to contact me if you have any more. I'll try to answer them if I can.

tmelrose Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 5:04pm
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Yeah! Definitely will try Pillsbury with the next WASC. Thanks tastyart!

metria Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 5:16pm
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you don't need a double boiler for MFF. just nuke it in the microwave, no prob!

tastyart Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 5:19pm
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I'm always afraid of over cooking it in the microwave. I did that with chocolate once. What a mess! That's why I stick with the double broiler.

bluerose26 Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 7:17pm
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what does wasc and mmf mean?

dreamcakesmom Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 7:35pm
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tastyart- what part of ma did you move to? we may be neighbors!

metria Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 7:35pm
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Originally Posted by bluerose26

what does wasc and mmf mean?

White Almond Sour Cream
Marshmallow Fondant

if you see some acronym that's underlined with dots, you can hover your mouse pointer over it and it will tell you what it might mean.

tastyart Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 1:11am
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I'm up north of Boston. Where are you dreamcakesmom?

dreamcakesmom Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 1:44am
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35-40 minutes south of Boston. I've been looking for people to maybe do a cake club to exchange ideas, etc. When you are sttled we should plan something.

tastyart Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 4:53am
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I found pillsbury cake mix this evening at Shaws. It was over $2!!!!! I've never paid that much for a cake mix. Is that normal here?

The cake club sounds interesting, dreamcakesmom. Maybe we can work something out.

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