Fondant Is Rubbery! What Am I Doing Wrong?

Baking By RonniG Updated 14 Sep 2011 , 4:12pm by Alysia1982

RonniG Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 1:06am
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The last two times I made fondant, after letting it sit over night when I went to roll it out, it was like rubber. I couldn't get it to roll, because it kept shrinking back! This is not my first time making fondant, and it has never done this before. The only thing I can think of is my kitchen aid doesn't seem to mix the fondant as well anymore, and i don't know why. But after only about a minute the fondant is in a ball attached to the dough hook. I stop the machine, peel it down and within 30 seconds it's back in a ball.
ANyone have any ideas?

4 replies
anxietyattack Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 1:48am
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What recipe are you using? To me it sounds like you need more powdered sugar... Do you grease your bowl and hook?

RonniG Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 4:34pm
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Just he MMF, marshmallow, 2 tbsps water(or vanilla) and powdered sugar. I do grease everything. I tend to color it while the marshmallows are melty, should i not do that? I hate mixing the color in by hand.

anxietyattack Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 2:08pm
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No I think that's fine. I do that too. Hmm... I don't know! It sounds like you're doing everything the same as I do and I have good results. I would try more ps. Hope you can figure it out! Have you tried to make it again since? Maybe you got a bad batch of MM lol.

Alysia1982 Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 4:12pm
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I have been making fondant for over a year and have had this problem the last couple times as well. Im seriously thinking I got a bad batch of marshmallows cause I do everything exactly the same as I have been.

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