Marshmallow Fondant Won't Harden

Decorating By hmarquis100 Updated 18 Jan 2014 , 12:32am by MBalaska

hmarquis100 Posted 17 Jan 2014 , 11:18pm
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I started making marshmallow fondant for decorations on my cakes. I thought maybe I wasn't rolling it out thin enough. But it just doesn't harden and dry no matter how long I let it sit out. Any advice?

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mintbelly Posted 18 Jan 2014 , 12:06am
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In my experience, marshmallow fondant never really hardens. You say it's for decorations right? even if you add tylose/cmc it still would not harden. The outside surface would only form a stiff shell but the inside would still be gummy. I suggest using a different type of fondant or use gumpaste, they have lots of tutorials here at CC.

MBalaska Posted 18 Jan 2014 , 12:32am
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if your going to do homemade fondant, then try Michele Fosters Fondant. It will work, and the recipe is here, and it's inexpensive also.

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