AI always use marshmallow fondant. It easy to make, tastes good and stretches beautifully. Recently I've done a similar fondant to what I have seen is called the "Michelle Foster recipe", like regular rolled fondant. It was okay and costs are lower making it, although it is quiet sweet. Anyway, I find it this weekend particularly hard to do what I want. It's not stretching at all, actually tears when I pull it and is sort of crumbling even after kneading lots of shortening in. Which kind of fondant do you use and have you ever had the same problem with what I call "regular fondant"?
I have had similar problems with M Foster's fondant. I also like marshmallow fondant, but really only use fondarific for cakes that have to look pristine. I find that MMF just doesn't hold up as well.
If you add about 2 tsp. of glycerin to your fondant it should make it stretchy. I always add it to this recipe
http://cakestylist.wordpress.com/2007/07/19/marshmallow-fondant-recipe/ it always comes out very nice.
AI made my own fondant for a minute, but lack of consistency the few times I did make it led me back to using premade. Deco-rama is my #1 choice and Fond-X works a pinch. Both are always smooth and elastic enough without being too soft. I want ALL my cakes to look pristine.
Best of luck to you!
AThanks, but I can't buy premade fondant here unfortunately...that's why I'm constantly looking around to improve my homemade recipes.
Hi :-) In the following thread there is a recipe posted by costumezcar and it is great - super easy to make and easy to work with, I used to make MM fondant and I didn't like it, I tried MFF and I really hated it but this stuff is great. http://www.cakecentral.com/t/775913/ready-made-fondant-vs-homemade
AThank you, bubs1stbirthday, I'll give it a try... Have you used it yourself? Is it stretchy?