Need Help With Fondant!

Decorating By kalumero Updated 10 Mar 2011 , 5:37pm by kalumero

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kalumero Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 1:11am
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I'm new in the cake design business and i'm experiencing some troubles with fondant figures.

I've tried to make marshmallows fondant and i've bought a comercial fondant.

But they both become sticky and they brake easily. The comercial fondant that i bought has a humid texture. I've added icing sugar to achieve a more easy to mold texture.

Do you have any ideas about waht might be the mistake that i'm doing? Because i saw some fondant figure making videos on youtube and they always have a non-sticky, easy to mold fondant.

Please, if you have any idea, answer me.


Luís Fonseca

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joyfullysweet Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 1:26am
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I like to use Wilton fondant for figures and molding. It doesn't have a great taste to cover a cake in, but I find that if I mix Wilton fondant with gumpaste, it gives me a great medium to work with. Doesn't dry too fast, not too sticky, holds colors well.

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kearniesue Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 1:48am
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You can add some Tylose to it, and it will be more like gum paste. It will dry a lot faster and harder. HTH


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tracey1970 Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 2:05am
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I'll second both of those ideas. I use Wilton for some stuff that won't be eaten because it works up nice. But I have used Satin Ice and Fondarific for the same. I use tylose powder kneaded into the fondant to help it dry a bit harder.

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bakingkat Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 4:46am
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I've seen a lot of tutorials that say to do a 50-50 mix of gumpaste and fondant, it doesn't dry too quickly, leaving you time to do your molding and sculpting, but it dries quicker that fondant giving you a sturdier end result. Good luck!

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missyd4e Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 5:04am
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I use 1/2 fondant 1/2 gumpaste. I gives me plenty of time to mold but then dries hard. It works great for me. I have used Wilton fondant and gumpaste and Satin Ice fondant and gum paste. They both work great!

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kalumero Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 5:37pm
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I dont find wilton or satinIce fondant in Portugal. I've bought some from a French company called Masterline. I don't know if it has the same consistency as those.

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