Anyone Ever Add Meringue Powder To Fondant?

Decorating By lrlt2000 Updated 7 Jun 2011 , 4:19pm by lrlt2000

lrlt2000 Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 1:26pm
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I don't have gum paste, but wanted to do some fondant flowers (my first) for a cake tomorrow. It's last minute, and it's not an important cake, so I'm not worried about perfection--just practice.

I was wondering if anyone has ever added meringue powder to fondant to get it to harden more like gum paste. Would this work?


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Texas_Rose Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 2:16pm
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I don't think meringue powder would help it harden.

If you roll your fondant thin and do the flowers right now, the fondant might dry enough overnight.

Or if you have some tylose or gum-tex, knead that into the fondant and it will work for sure.

CalhounsCakery Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 2:31pm
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I've made flowers out of fondant the night before. They harden fine as long as it's rolled out thin as Texas-Rose said.

lrlt2000 Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 2:58pm
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Thank you!

sweettreat101 Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 3:17pm
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You can use Tylose or gumtex.

lrlt2000 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 4:19pm
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I'm so proud icon_smile.gif These are my first attempts at fondant flowers and I'm thrilled! Granted, some of them are just completely made up, but the roses and lilies are good, I think!




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