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Fondant Pearls??

post #1 of 20
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I was just reading Earlene's info on how to make fondant pearls and was wondering if anyone has ever made them from gumpaste and how they turned out.
post #2 of 20
I've always done mine with fondant. I imagine that gumpaste would be very hard and not very tasty.
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post #3 of 20
I make them with fondant, and I hand roll them, I don't use the forms. I like them because they hold their shape and they still don't get rock hard and keep for a long time, I have some from a year ago that are still fine.
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post #4 of 20
The ones that I made for my son's wedding cake I also hand rolled no mold, and they are so beautiful. I started months in advance as I have a full time job, and need to get ahead of the game.



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post #5 of 20
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O.K. so I see fondant is the better choice here. Now I am wondering has anyone made these with MMF?
post #6 of 20
Well, all I have heard about marshmallow fondant items, is that they do harden up more and that they do not store as well for as long a period of time. I don't make things from it unless it is for within a week or two, perhaps others will comment.
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post #7 of 20
The only time I ever worked with MMF was for a Mothers Day Cake for my Mom, what a disaster (I thought). My mom loved it and thought that it look very good, but Mom's have to say that. I haven't used MMF for pearls. I hope someone here on this site will tell of there experiences.



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post #8 of 20
hi! i've tried making pearls by hand using marshmallow fondant and it was ok...i made them the same rday i decoated the cake, haven't tried storing them for a long time 'though...would probably be ok.
post #9 of 20
I haven't made MMF yet but I want to do this soon ... I don't see why it couldn't be done... if you use some cornstarch and not shortening on your surface, they should dry for you ... I've heard of some people who roll their fondant out using a rolling pin with guides on the ends that would get your fondant all the same level (Wilton makes a small one like this) then using a round decorator tip, like a 10, 11 or 12 as a cutter then rolling them from the circle you cut out ... you get a more even look to all the pearls... there are also molds available that you could use too icon_smile.gif
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post #10 of 20
icon_smile.gif This is what I do all the time and it works perfect..I used this on all my cakes, as you can see on My Photos... do it,, it will work for you too..
and it's really easy

post #11 of 20
It will work, no question there, just how long can you store them? Many of us have found that marshmallow fondant items don't store as long or as well as regular rolled fondant. Plust it tends to get really hard. Or sometimes it slimes out after a period of time.
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post #12 of 20
I'm sure regular fondant would work fine .. I'm sure any fondant would get kind of hard after sitting up if done too far in advance... since it's such a small piece of fondant to begin with, I think it would probably be hard when it dried out whether it was MMF or regular fondant though .. good luck with whichever one you choose to use icon_smile.gif
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by ntertayneme

I'm sure regular fondant would work fine .. I'm sure any fondant would get kind of hard after sitting up if done too far in advance... since it's such a small piece of fondant to begin with, I think it would probably be hard when it dried out whether it was MMF or regular fondant though .. good luck with whichever one you choose to use icon_smile.gif


Actually you would think they would, but I have some made from regular rolled fondant, actually some from Wilton fondant and some from our local bakery fondant, and though they hold their shape very well, would you believe that after over a year, there are not hard? Not rock hard, just slightly the way fondant goes, still a bit chewy, not anything to bust your pearly whites on. I was surprised myself.
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post #14 of 20
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I've made a lot of things from MMF. Never had it get hard enough to break your teeth on. Just kinda gets tough and chewy more than anything else. I don't know how pearls would be over a long period of time but I think I will experiment with it and see. Never hurts to try.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by abbey

I've made a lot of things from MMF. Never had it get hard enough to break your teeth on. Just kinda gets tough and chewy more than anything else. I don't know how pearls would be over a long period of time but I think I will experiment with it and see. Never hurts to try.


Great Abbey, how about trying them out for about 3 months, I think that should really give you a good idea if they are going to store ok. Maybe date a small container with a few in and let us know?
I cannot understand why on Earlene's site they had both the hard and soft pearls available and why she was commenting on how hard the bought ones can get. They must be made differently than how I do them.
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