Making Fondant

Baking By mel7391 Updated 1 Feb 2012 , 2:09am by alliecakes82

mel7391 Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 11:24pm
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I am new to cake decorating and just attempted making MMF for the first time. It seemed too sticky and difficult to work with (compared to store bought Wilton fondant which I have used in the past). Any tips to making great tasting homemade fondant? Which recipe(s) are the best to work with?

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Goreti Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 11:37pm
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Could be the recipe you used. How much water did you use? Did you let it rest overnight? I think that the brand of marshmallow could have an effect because I used a different kind once & had a little issue with the fondant.

mel7391 Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 11:54pm
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i used the wilton recipe. I think in all I ended up using 5 tbsp of water and it was still tearing (which according to the recipe meant it needed more water) but yet it is sticky. I let it rest for 2 days....I used kraft brand marshmallows.

Goreti Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 12:10am
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I usually use less water than that. 2 tbsps of water & 1 tbsp of corn syrup---- I have also recently gotten "the mat" and it is so much easier to roll out the fondant. Much easier than the mat I use to use. Don't give up on the MMF. Try using store brand marshmallows. It could be my imagination but I think I liked the consistency better when I used them.

mel7391 Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 12:12am
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Thank you! I will definately try again. Did you ever have success using it for modeling with, or just covering cakes?

Goreti Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 12:15am
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I actually use the leftovers for my flowers & figurines. I do mix it with gum paste. It seems softer than the Wilton fondant but everything comes out ok.

KateLS Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 1:51am
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My favorite is Michele Foster's Fondant. So yummy and turns out great every time.

alliecakes82 Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 2:09am
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Ditto on Michele Foster's Recipe (I use the updated version). Comes out perfect every time, colors well, and is super delicious. Once you've tried it, there is no going back to any other homemade fondant recipe!


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