Beginner Level- Fondant Without Marshmallow

Decorating By monir611 Updated 20 Jan 2014 , 12:47pm by monir611

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monir611 Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 2:28pm
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Hi everyone! :)

It was my first try at making fondant last night, and I wonder there was something wrong with the ingredients, because the dough would not hold together and though it was dry as I added more sugar, it wouldn`t make a paste. The ingredients I used is as followed: 

  • 3 tsp gelatin
  • 3 tsp cold water
  • 2 tsp glucose 
  • 2 tsp glycerin
  • 480 grams icing sugar

If I want to make more consistency to my fondant, I should add more glucose? I think the recipe has made a mistake about the amount of glucose, because in another recipe it is 120 ml with all other ingredients about the same. 

By the way, I have refrigerated the fondant I made. How can I re-use it as it has now hardened as a stone! 


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costumeczar Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 5:46pm
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AThose ingredient are all off quantity-wise, but my recipe is in ounces not grams. I don't know the conversion. I do the basic 2 lbs confectioner's sugar ( powdered sugar) , 1 Tbsp gelatin, 1/4 cup cold water, 1/2 cup corn syrup, and 1Tbsp glycerine. You can also add some shortening to it, but I add that in when I knead it later before using it.

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auzzi Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 9:35am
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Rolled Fondant [500g]
3 teaspoons gelatine in 
40 ml water
2 teaspoons glycerine
60g glucose syrup
450 icing sugar, sifted

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Nadiaa Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 12:25pm
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AThanks for sharing auzzi! I'll give your recipe a go. Do you just put it all in the mixer? Thanks :)

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monir611 Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 12:47pm
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Thanks for the recipe Auzzi. ;-D

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