could you use plain knoll gelatin instead of the jello brand to keep it unflavored? or add vanilla to it so it wouldnt have a fruity flavor to it? also, where can you buy glucose? the closest micheals/hobby lobby is a little over 2 hours away from where i live and i dont think my walmart carries it.
Try light corn syrup (Karo) instead of glucose.
instead of mixing it with hand can i use my stand mixer's diough mixing attachment?
so i wanted to see if i could save some $$... even if i mixed this in a 1:1 ratio with satin ice. just trying to cut costs a little while having a useable, well colored, yet still yummy fondant.
i made a berry-blue batch tonight. waaaay dry. wouldn't come together hand mixing. just a big bowl of blue crumbs. so i threw it into my 6qt KA and added 1 1/2 cups of shortening and some more glycerine and some corn syrup. finally came together, but it's still too crumbly. even after sitting.
i think there was just too much powdered sugar. 4 lbs was a lot.
next time, i'll start with the mixer right off the bat and only 2 lb of sugar... then add as needed.
i just hope i can still salvage this batch... tight budget. and a shame to waste all that sugar! any ideas?