My Fondant Won't Stay White

Baking By mnbakerygirl Updated 4 Aug 2011 , 8:17pm by mnbakerygirl

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mnbakerygirl Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 9:23pm
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I've just recently started to use a marshmallow fondant recipe I was given but I'm having a hard time keeping it white white. It starts to yellow rather quickly. I'm not using vanilla extract, it's basically marshmallow fluff, powder sugar, a little shortenting and water. Anyone else have this issue and/or know how I can fix it? I'm wondering if I need to use C&H powder sugar????

I'm almost to the point where I look for another fondant recipe and start working with that instead. I refuse to use the box stuff cause it just doesn't taste good.


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TexasSugar Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 9:27pm
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To me most fondant recipes aren't white white, but more of an off white. Have you tried adding some of Wilton's Bright white or Americolors white food coloring to it?

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Kitagrl Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 9:29pm
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If all else fails, I think that FondX tastes similar to marshmallow fondant...its the only fondant I will voluntarily eat a pinch or two while I'm working.

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stormrider Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 9:35pm
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Have you tried kneading it a lot more? I recently covered a cake board with fairly fresh mmf. The next day I had to re-knead the rest to roll out to cover my cake and it was much whiter that the fondant on the board. I had to do the board all over again but was able to match with more kneading. It might work a bit like taffy - the candy starts out a bit yellow (maybe from cooking the marshmallows) and the more it's pulled the whiter it gets. HTH

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mnbakerygirl Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 8:17pm
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Thanks everyone, I'll try some of those and report back what I find!!!

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