Mixing Fondant With My Ka

Decorating By Cupcations Updated 29 Jun 2011 , 5:20pm by SammieB

Cupcations Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 4:52pm
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This might be stupid question but...
Well I have Tendonitis & my hands hurt when I knead the fondant to mix in the color. My problem is mostly with achieving dark colors. So I was wondering does anyone knead it with thier KA mixer ofcourse using the C-Hook?? Does it loose its elasticity??

TIA

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mena2002 Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 4:54pm
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I've kneaded fondant with my mixer many times and it works great and saves you so much time.

kearniesue Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 5:03pm
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I make MMF with my mixer all the time. I always add the color to it before I add the PS.

SammieB Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 5:20pm
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I hate trying to knead it all by hand. I do as much as I can in my mixer (which is usually all of it if it's not too big of a batch), then finish by hand. I find sometimes that if I pull the fondant out when it seems like it could still use a little sugar, but then let it sit wrapped for a bit, it stiffens a little and becomes less sticky. I think being kneaded so consistently in the mixer keeps it nice and warm and sticky longer than if you were doing it by hand.

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