Adding Specks To Fondant?

Decorating By bluejeannes Updated 2 Aug 2010 , 12:25am by leah_s

bluejeannes Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 10:29pm
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Im making seashells from fondant and I read somewhere that you can add bits of vanilla bean to the fondant before you roll it out to make specks. But since I don't have vanilla bean I was wondering if anyone has any other ideas for what I can use instead?

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Dayti Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 10:45pm
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Maybe finely ground coffee beans?

bluejeannes Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 10:53pm
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lol, that's funny, as soon as I posted this I thought of coffee beans. But then I thought they might be too coarse, but I guess, like you said, if they are finely ground they should be ok. Bet it would taste alright too

sweetiesbykim Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 10:55pm
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I buy vanilla bean paste, which I use in my "vanilla bean" cakes and icings. You measure it the same as vanilla in a recipe, but it's got the added vanilla bean specks in it. You can find it at many food stores, Williams-Sonoma, Whole Foods, etc. Even my local neighborhood candy/nut shop carries it. HTH icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 12:25am
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You can also use edible glitter (not dusts) if you'd like a little sparkle.

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