Baking By MrsAC Updated 21 Aug 2011 , 6:18pm by bakerliz

MrsAC Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 9:11pm
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i cant seem to get fondant right..todays batch was better than other batches but still not quite right..
my recipie is
1 bag small mm
1/2 cup crisco (but added much more later as it still had the elephant skin texture)
4 tsp water
2tsp clear vanilla

when i make it it seems very dry even though i tried adding more water or crisco.. its texture is very greasy but breaks apart and crumbles easily and is not pliable. ..any pointers?

5 replies
BizCoCos Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 9:38pm
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could it be the type of mms you use? I never use that much crisco, I only use it at the final stage for mixing with my hnds and also a thin coating on top once I have the consistency nI want, also, I use glycerin but not always depends on the mmf recipe I am using.

Lili5768 Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 9:53pm
post #3 of 6

How much sugar are you using?

MrsAC Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 12:39am
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i used 2 lbs sugar..jet puffed mm..and what is glycerin? lol

Lili5768 Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 5:49pm
post #5 of 6

Glycerin adds elasticity but as said, not all MMF recipes call for it. You can find it at the cake supply store.
I have also read that you should use the regular mms and not jet puffed but I don't know why, sorry, HTH

bakerliz Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 6:18pm
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You said you are using 1 bag of marshmallows, but they come in 2 different size bags. Are you using the 10.5oz or the 16oz?

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