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Want to make my own moldable fondant

post #1 of 9
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I would like to try making some colored fondant to make characters, flowers, etc. I find the prices of premade fondant outragious and it just doesn't taste that great!

It is probably posted somewhere, but does anyone have a recipe for colored fondant, that you can mold with your hands, etc?

Thanks!

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post #2 of 9
Try this article....it's a great alternative to buying that yucky stuff off the shelf. Works great....

http://www.cakecentral.com/article47-How-to-Make-and-Decorate-with-Marshmallow-Fondant-MMF.html?osCsid=0a67f05d8be565f208a030196e1736aa

Good luck!
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post #3 of 9
I can't put my hands on it at the moment, but Food TV has one, Rolling Fondant-Jacques Torres. I found it easy to make, great to work with and tasty, too.

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post #4 of 9
I felt the same, about the cost of the ready to use fondant. I went to the website that lilscakes suggested, and checked out the recipe it's great! I've seen some other ones, but most of them I thought involved to much, like buying glycerin and such, but this recipe is just as easy as making the buttercream icing, the same ingredients almost, except the marshmallows. I can't wait to try it out now!! thumbs_up.gif Gale
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Yes, I saw the Marshmellow recipe..can you dye it? (It does look pretty easy!)
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post #6 of 9
you should be able to just knead in the coloring, same as with the ready to use fondant. I use the same coloring that I use in my buttercream icings.
post #7 of 9
making regular fondant (with the glycerine and gelatin) is no harder than making a cake...and I prefer it to the MMF for texture. Check the recipe section here - I think that's where mine is from
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loriemoms said

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Yes, I saw the Marshmellow recipe..can you dye it? (It does look pretty easy!)



chyna said

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you should be able to just knead in the coloring, same as with the ready to use fondant.



Yes you can color it. It is as easy as kneading in the color. I would use Americolor. You get a much better color and you don't have to use as much as Wilton.

It is so easy to make that I made 3 batches within 30 minutes this afternoon.
post #9 of 9
you can definately color it, though it wasn't me that said the quote above! icon_smile.gif

Anyone know if there is an Americolor distributer in Canada?
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