In the ingredient list u have 1/2 cup cream, but in the instructions it list 1. Place milk in 2 cup measuring cup, add gelatin, stir to combine. Is the cream the milk? I want to make the white cholcolate version but since U say "THE FIRST 5 INGREDIENTS MUST BE MEASURED ACCURATELY", I was not sure if I should attempt until I hear from U about the ingredients. I dont want to mess this up. Thanks
thanks Michelle I hope to try it soon
I have not tried your recipe, I have been working in cake decorating for more than 28 years and this is what I have been using, for me this is wonderful, after ylou cover the cake you use your hands to buff it and it gets a satin look. Fondant Icing
1¼ lb icing sugar 2 large egg whites 3 tablespoon liquid glucose
Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl. Add the glucose and ¾ of the egg white and mix well. Knead it, on a sifted-sugar-dusted surface, until smooth and pliable – this will take about 10 minutes.
Put it in a bowl covered with a t-towel and allow it to rest for 30 minutes or so.
You now have enough icing to cover an 8” round cake, and to provide some decoration.
Lift it on your rolling pin and slide it off gently onto the cake. Pat it firmly and smooth it out with your hands.
If you want to colour your fondant it’s best to use a paste colouring rather than liquid, which changes the consistency. You’ll need to knead it a lot to achieve an even colour. And only add a little at a time!
Forgot to tell you!! It doesn't get hard, is easy to cut.
Thank You for the recipe =] It's a BIG help!!
I was wondering if you could tell me where to buy glycerin? I looked all over walmart and couldn't find it or someone who knew where to find it =p Do you shop at a cake store or just a regular grocery store?
I buy my glycerine at Michael's Craft Store. If all else fails, online always works!
i have a question about cream? what it is?
Wal-Mart sells glycerin in the pharmacy section. It's used to soften hands and has other uses. It's cheaper than buying Wilton's.
I used heavy Whipping cream and it works fine :]
If anybody has questions about this, search the forums for "MFF Information". It has a lot of explanations and additional instructions, such as using ANY liquid, or subbing the butter for Crisco. This is awesome!
Did someone seriously post a different recipe on Michelle's page? Holy...good God...ok. Breathe.
omg...a quick scroll and I thought there was 35 steps to make this MFF...perhaps I should read more carefully!!! I can't wait to try this one instead!!!
It is really easy to make - She just lists a lot of extra help and suggestions to make it easier if you have a problem or want to change the flavor :) - Have fun with this, it is the best!
How does this compare to the MM fondant in workability and taste?
What's the big deal about someone else posting a recipe in the comments. The point of all of this is to share recipes...right? Here or elsewhere...does it really matter that much?
I used this recipe for 2 birthday last weekend for my family. The Fondant was perfect to work on . Thank you a lots .
i love this. i added a bit of butter flavoring. taste really good. it is a dream to work with. and it rolls wonderfully.
it seemed a bit soft, so i made a practice cake. (it is actually a pet food bowl turned upside down) and made fondant roses (winged how to make them very new at this fondant stuff) twisted ropes, and draped a swag.
OMG the swag looks fantastic. i posted a pic in my photos if you want to get a look at this fondant.
this is a for sure 100% go to keeper.
Do you think you could add white chocolate for flavor?
I just used this recipe for the first time and I added the white chocolate . It turned out beautifully and tasted soooo good. It was as if you were eating white chocolate. It melted in your mouth. I will say at first it took a bit to adjust the pliabilty because of the addition of the white chocolate, but after kneading and adding a tad bit more glycerin, it seemed to soften and spread out and looked beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
I just made this receipe and it tasted great. However, the consistence was very crumbly. Any suggestions?
can you use this with the cricut cake machine for covering the cake but importantly using it to cut out the designs????
same question here can i use with the cricut cake ?
Is glycerin toxic?
ginger - you need to purchase food grade glycerin. It's available at Michael's in the cake decorating aisle. Or like others said, order it online.
THANK YOU!! This amazing recipe just saved my life,, haha! well, my cake at least:) I have been doing cake for a few months now, and have tried several different fondant recipes, nothing that was too easy to work with.. I didn't really want to spend the money on satin ice yet, until I make a little more.. (money, that is) lol... and this worked out great, taste great, easy to work with, had no trouble with tearing.. the only thing, was I need to add a little more glycerin to mine. It was perfect.. thanks again
what size cake will this cover, does anyone know?
So what have you guys been using? Cream or milk? Non-dairy creamer?
Has anyone tried putting this fondant in the refrigerator and then delivering it? Does it get sticky, wet etc? I need a fondant that I can use on cream filled cakes that have to be kept cool. TIA
I don't have one of those fancy Kitchen Aid mixers, I have a hand held one... I know it says not to use it... Is there any way i can make this recipe without a big mixer? Has anyone tried?
I've made this fondant 4 times now and, not only is it simple to make, it tastes delicious!!!! It's very easy to work with, stays smooth with no cracks!
I've made this fondant by hand several times already and it turns out PERFECT every time!!
I have a stand mixer but it is not a Kitchen Aid. Will it work? But it doesn't have a paddle attachment. I want to try this. MMF sucks:( Either that or I can't doit right
Can't wait to try this!
I don't think I've commented before.... so I should say and have to say that I LOVE this recipe and would be lost without it!! I use it for all my fondant needs.... except for the very dark colors, for which I buy Duff's ready made. I just made two batches back to back this morning... sometimes I make three batches in series. It is easy, quick, and always gives me a luscious, lovely result. This time of year (heat & humidity, YUK!) I add a little more PS than in the cooler months. Thank you, Michelle!!
I love this stuff!! I have only made MMF up until this point, but wanted to expand my horizons and found this recipe and gave it a go. I can already tell I am going to like this way better than the MMF. It has great consistency and flavor. I added a tsp of almond. Be careful about buying your glycerine at the pharmacies though.. not all glycerines are food safe, and some of them have other additives in them that can make them toxic. I attempted to buy my first bottle of glycerine at the pharmacy and even though it states 100% glycerine on the bottle, after getting it home, I read the warnings and it says to contact poison control if ingested, so be careful!!!
I have tried this fondant recipe twice now and love it. it is so easy to work with and tastes a whole lot better than the bought stuff. Yes, Michelle does have cream listed in the ingredients and has milk written in the instructions and it has thrown me too, but I have made it with cream both times and love it. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe Michele.
Thank you for this great recipe, looks like everyone is very happy with it, I'll definitely give it a try next time I'm due with a cake. So have a question though if I mix in Gum Tex will it be good for making flowers/figures? Thank you again.....:-)
2 lb of powdered sugar or 3.5 cup?
Oh sorry I thought it said 3.5 not lb
BTW this is the best fondant I have ever made, I have tried a couple of recipe but this I fell in love with! Where I'm from it is difficult to get fondant when ever you need it and even types sold aren't that good so this was a life saver! Thanks for sharing <3
I love this recipe! It tastes great, and is a dream to work with!!! Thanks so much! I've gotten nothing BUT compliments since I started using this recipe for my fondant!
I don't remember the first Michelle foster's fondant having cream, it was milk, unless I made a mistake. I thought is was called Michelle Foster's delcious fondant. Anywhoo I liked the the fondant that I tried a while back, this one has to be good to..
What is the yield of this recipe in weight?
The yield is approximately 4-5 lbs. I cannot say how many cakes it covers because that depends largely on how thickly or thinly the fondant is rolled.
I hope I can get a response.
Okay, for some reason I found two recipes one that calls for 3tbsp of a few ingredients and then another that only called for 2tbsp. For example the glycerin, better and gletin. just curious which is correct. The rest of the ingredients stayed the same.
Another question ion I had was can you undercook the liquid portion? The first time I made it I am positive I over cooked it and followed the 2 minutes but when I took it out it was bubbled and turned stiff before I even began mixing. So the second time I watched it closely. (said butter is almost meltedwhich happened just a little over a minute of the said 2 minutes to microwave it.) So I took it out and the texture seemed to be a lot better and I was actually able to use all of the required sugar.
Any sight would be great since I have never made fondant before.
Omgosh wouldn't it be easier to buy the fondant? I'm not lazy by no means, just practical lol!
It is easier to buy fondant. I developed this recipe because I did not like the smell, taste, or texture of packaged fondant. I also did not like the price. When I developed this recipe, I could make 5 pounds for less than $7.
I can also make partial batches to better work with what I need for specific orders.