Wedding White Fondant

Decorating By dchinda Updated 9 Jul 2014 , 5:13am by mattyeatscakes

dchinda Posted 6 Jul 2014 , 6:54pm
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AI make my own fondant using MFF. I just made a white wedding cake with pink roses. But the white is more of a cream or off white. I also used my air brush to spray the pearl sheen all over the cake to give it a sparkle sheen. What could I do to make the fondant a pure wedding white in the future? Thanks in advance for your help!

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CraftyCassie Posted 7 Jul 2014 , 4:08am
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AThere is white gel coloring. Not sure if that would help. I've never noticed my mmf being off white. Sorry I couldn't help much. I always use clear vanilla.

dchinda Posted 7 Jul 2014 , 5:13am
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Cassie-thank you for responding. I always use clear vanilla in my fondant as well. I've tried the white Americolor before & it was really runny & didn't work very well. I have attached a photo of the cake I am talking about.

Faradaye Posted 7 Jul 2014 , 7:39am
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ADo you use butter in the recipe? I do, and I think that contributes to the off white color. I'm going to substitute crisco next time and see if that makes a difference.

dchinda Posted 8 Jul 2014 , 1:14am
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AFaradaye-Thanks for responding. I only use 2 tablespoons of butter in my fondant.

Can anyone else help me with getting wedding white fondant?

mattyeatscakes Posted 8 Jul 2014 , 4:34am
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AAside from the butter, marshmallows are also not stark white. They have an off white colour to them so this might also be a factor to your off white fondant. Maybe try using an all shortening, marshmallows and powder sugar recipe? Might give you a whiter fondant.

Shazza65 Posted 8 Jul 2014 , 6:34am
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Dchinda, I also make MFF and it comes out off white, probably due to the butter and milk/cream. I love working with it, but it's not white enough for me either.

 

I found this thread. I haven't been able to make it yet to compare though.

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/775913/ready-made-fondant-vs-homemade

johnbailey64 Posted 8 Jul 2014 , 12:44pm
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I don't use any butter in my fondant, but when I need white-white, I make sure to buy the name brand marshmallows, they are usually whiter than the off brands, and I do use the white food coloring. It  will get it white.

mattyeatscakes Posted 8 Jul 2014 , 5:37pm
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A

Original message sent by johnbailey64

I don't use any butter in my fondant, but when I need white-white, I make sure to buy the name brand marshmallows, they are usually whiter than the off brands, and I do use the white food coloring. It  will get it white.

That's true ey! I use walmart brand marshmallows and they're a bit off white/ivory. When you say name brand, do you mean the Kraft Jet Puff? I thought by using it you'll get a very soft/sticky fondant so i've never tried it before. So it's ok? You're fondant is workable? I'll def give it a try! :)

dchinda Posted 8 Jul 2014 , 6:04pm
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AThank you everyone for responding! I use Michelle Foster's fondant not marshmallow fondant that uses gelatin, milk, corn syrup, butter, glycerine, vanilla, salt & powdered sugar. Shazza-I will have to give that recipe a try that uses crisco instead of butter & see if it makes a difference. I am just confused as to why 2 tablespoons of butter would make that much of difference in the color of the fondant.

johnbailey64 Posted 8 Jul 2014 , 9:20pm
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Originally Posted by mattyeatscakes 


That's true ey! I use walmart brand marshmallows and they're a bit off white/ivory. When you say name brand, do you mean the Kraft Jet Puff? I thought by using it you'll get a very soft/sticky fondant so i've never tried it before. So it's ok? You're fondant is workable? I'll def give it a try! icon_smile.gif

I've used both with no problem, Kraft Jet Puff and walmart brand, even dollar store brand. I haven't noticed any difference, but if it were sticky, I'd just add more powdered sugar. :-)

When I started the recipe I first used said use ONLY name brand marshmallows and powdered sugar. But I find the store brands work just as well. But the name brand marshmallows are whiter.

mattyeatscakes Posted 9 Jul 2014 , 5:13am
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I've used both with no problem, Kraft Jet Puff and walmart brand, even dollar store brand. I haven't noticed any difference, but if it were sticky, I'd just add more powdered sugar. :-) When I started the recipe I first used said use ONLY name brand marshmallows and powdered sugar. But I find the store brands work just as well. But the name brand marshmallows are whiter.

Awesome! I'll def give that a try :) thanks!

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