Homemade Fondant?

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beachcakes Posted 1 Feb 2007 , 12:52pm
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Does anyone make their own fondant? Not MMF. There's a bakery in SW Florida that makes their own and it's excellent! (We had it on vacation) I'm wondering if it's hard to do and if anyone has a good recipe?

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paolacaracas Posted 1 Feb 2007 , 1:00pm
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We do our own fondant since here in Venezuela fondat is not for sale.
We do the Cake Blibe recipe x8! each week. I'll be in Miami next month. Where did you had that god cake?.I'd love to go

Omicake Posted 1 Feb 2007 , 1:10pm
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[quote="paolacaracas"]We do our own fondant since here in Venezuela fondat is not for sale.
We do the Cake Blibe recipe x8! each week.

Could you post it, please?
TIA

beachcakes Posted 1 Feb 2007 , 7:51pm
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paola, it was on the other side of Florida, sorry!

paolacaracas Posted 1 Feb 2007 , 11:02pm
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[quote="Omicake"]

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Originally Posted by paolacaracas

We do our own fondant since here in Venezuela fondat is not for sale.
We do the Cake Blibe recipe x8! each week.

Could you post it, please?
TIA




Is it legal to post something from a book?

Omicake Posted 1 Feb 2007 , 11:46pm
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I don't know for sure, but I've seen lots of recipes from books posted here. Anyway you could pm it , if you wish.Thanks.

ladybuglau Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 12:00am
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I'd like the recipe too! could one of you message it to me please? icon_biggrin.gif

KHalstead Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 1:30am
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ooh I'd like it too in the mean time here is a recipe I found online....still haven't tried it myself (I plan to at the end of Feb. for a cake) says it's Collette Peters' fondant recipe......not sure how TRUE that is!! However it seems simple enough to make


http://www.astray.com/recipes/?show=Rolled%20fondant

boring Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 10:23am
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I do both make my own and use a commerical one. For family and close friends IU make my own a recipe from where I learnt and then pettinice for any others. I would be interested in the Cake Bible recipe as well.

paolacaracas Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 12:37pm
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Here it is girls, if I go to jail for posting a copyright recipe please come bail me out icon_wink.gif

Gelatin 1 table spoon
Water ¼ cup
Glucose ½ cup
Glycerin 1 Tbs
Crisco 2 tbs
Powdered sugar 2 pounds
Paola

Omicake Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 12:52pm
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Thanks so much, paolacaracas.No directions?

paolacaracas Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 1:08pm
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Sorry icon_redface.gif
Gelatin + water for 5 min. then put in microwave to melt. The add glucose, glycerin and Crisco, put back in microwave to make all soft (this is something not out of the book, but I do it, to make kniding easy) Place sugar on the table, make a hole in the center and add the gelatin mixture. Mix

schildwaster Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 1:14pm
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i make my own fondant. I find it is cheaper to make than buying it. You can find the glucose and glycerine at Michaels, Joanns, AcMoore and with the 40% off coupon is a good deal. You can also flavor it yourself with extracts and have it compliment your cake. The one thing I suggest you do is make it by hand like the directions say with a wooden spoon. It doesn't seem to have the right texture when you use a mixer. Also if you need a lot of a certain color you can mix it with the water, crisco mix and your fondant with be uniform throughout. And your hands don't hurt from kneading. i just use the wilton recipe

jmt1714 Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 1:54pm
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I use a stand mixer for mine - it doesn't seem to be a problem. it doesn't need to mix for very long though, that's for sure.

modthyrth Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 6:14pm
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Yep, the linked recipe is Colette's recipe, and it's the one I use all the time. Easy and cheap! I always use corn syrup instead of the glucose and it works beautifully.

I just mix mine by hand. It's easier than MMF, certianly!

And speaking as an attorney, recipes are not copyrightable. The text describing how to combine the ingredients is, so write those in your own words to be safe! But it's always ok to post the list of ingredients.

Steady2Hands Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 6:33pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by modthyrth

And speaking as an attorney, recipes are not copyrightable. The text describing how to combine the ingredients is, so write those in your own words to be safe! But it's always ok to post the list of ingredients.




That's good to know. We were told the same thing when our church put together a cookbook for a fund raiser. I'm glad to hear it from an attorney also thumbs_up.gif

ladybuglau Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 8:56pm
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thanks paola!
now, someone said you can get the glycerine and glucose at michaels, but how do you get those 40% coupons? and michaels is so far from my house icon_sad.gif

Steady2Hands Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 9:01pm
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how do you get those 40% coupons?




hobbylobby.com click on specials & coupons

fearlessbaker Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 9:02pm
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I don't think anyone will get into trouble with Rose. She has a blog too and some of recipes are there. Just search Rose Levy Birenbaum and you will find it. It's interesting and helpful to scratch bakers.

ladybuglau Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 9:05pm
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thank you Steady2Hands!

FuturamaFanatic Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 11:19pm
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THIS IS JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!! BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE!!
The only fondant I can buy around here is Micheals, and I balk at paying almost $30 for 5lbs of fondant. I've been trying to make my own, MMF is fine, but I've also tried several recipes on this site to make fondant and none have turned out well so far. To gooey, horrible taste, to hard. I'll definintely try out the ones posted.
Thanks again!

FuturamaFanatic Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 11:21pm
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THIS IS JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!! BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE!!
The only fondant I can buy around here is Micheals, and I balk at paying almost $30 for 5lbs of fondant. I've been trying to make my own, MMF is fine, but I've also tried several recipes on this site to make fondant and none have turned out well so far. To gooey, horrible taste, to hard. I'll definintely try out the ones posted.
Thanks again!

Omicake Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 11:32pm
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Paola, thanks very much for all the trouble. I just read the directions you posted now. Thanks again.

paolacaracas Posted 3 Feb 2007 , 12:20am
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Omicake, no problem, lo que necesites..

babynewyear Posted 3 Feb 2007 , 12:43am
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paolacaracas,,boring,,modthyrth,schildwaster

Not sure who would like to help me with this question icon_confused.gif

How does the taste compare to MMF?
Thanks! icon_smile.gif

paolacaracas Posted 3 Feb 2007 , 2:25pm
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I have never tried MMF, so I cant help, this Works perfectly fine for more than 10 years now, and all The marshmallow you can get in my country is in pastel colors

babynewyear Posted 3 Feb 2007 , 4:21pm
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paolacaracas
Thank you for posting a reply> I was hoping it taste less like a marshmallow.
Your cakes are beautiful! I looked through your gallery. They are quite inspiring. I'm still in the practice stages. So I need all the inspritation I can get. icon_smile.gif
Thank you again!

modthyrth Posted 3 Feb 2007 , 4:29pm
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Honestly, it's pretty similar. After all, marshmallows are made from unflavored gelatin, sugar, corn syrup, water, flavoring, and salt. Sound familiar after reading the fondant recipe?

I find making regular fondant very comparable in taste, cheaper than MMF, and much easier to make and use.

babynewyear Posted 3 Feb 2007 , 5:23pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by modthyrth

Honestly, it's pretty similar. After all, marshmallows are made from unflavored gelatin, sugar, corn syrup, water, flavoring, and salt. Sound familiar after reading the fondant recipe?

I find making regular fondant very comparable in taste, cheaper than MMF, and much easier to make and use.




Thanks guess I should read the packaging icon_redface.gif I will have to try making it from scratch. icon_smile.gif Thank you modthyrth

modthyrth Posted 3 Feb 2007 , 7:14pm
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Don't feel bad, I got that ingredient list from a homemade marshmallow recipe. Who knows what wacky things they put in commercial marshmallows. icon_wink.gif

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