Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Homemade Fondant

Homemade Fondant

Whether or not you are an avid cake baker or just starting out, I'm sure you either LOVE fondant or HATE it. Some store bought fondants are plain DISGUSTING, so trust me when I say that I understand where you're coming from!

This homemade fondant is not only easy to make but equally DELICIOUS!! It tastes kind of like a cross between cotton candy, marshmallows, and candied unicorns.

What???

Have you not tasted candied unicorns before??


INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup whole milk
3 Tbsp of unflavored gelatin(or 4 envelops of Knox's Gelatin)
1 cup of light corn syrup
3 Tbsp of SALTED butter
2 1/2 Tbsp of glycerin
2 tsp of vanilla extract(you may use clear vanilla)
1 tsp of butter flavoring
1 tsp of lemon juice powder(optional)
3 1/2 to 4 pounds of powdered sugar
2 pinches of salt

Additional items needed:

Vegetable shortening
Extra glycerin(for kneading in, if necessary)
some corn starch
A stand mixer


INSTRUCTIONS:

Place your milk in a 2 cup measuring cup. Sprinkle in your gelatin and allow it to firm up or bloom(should take 3-4 minutes).

Place mixture in the microwave and heat on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir. If your gelatin does not become liquid, then continue to microwave using 15 second intervals until melted. Make sure to stir between heating cycles.

Put corn syrup, butter, glycerin, vanilla extract, butter flavoring, and salt into a large measuring cup. Add this into your milk and gelatin mixture. Stir.

Microwave on high for 2 minutes(or until butter has melted). Stir. Set this aside and allow it to cool to LUKE WARM.

Place 2 pounds of powdered sugar into your stand mixer. Add in your lemon juice powder if using.

Strain LUKE WARM mixture into your powdered sugar. Mix it by hand with a spatula until blended.

Fit your mixer with the dough hook and turn the mixer on to "stir." Slowly start to incorporate the rest of the powdered sugar, adding a cup at a time.

Your fondant is ready when it starts to pull away from the sides and starts to clump around the dough hook.

On a clean surface, add some vegetable shortening and then corn starch onto the counter to prevent sticking.

With some crisco on your hands, dump the fondant onto the counter and begin to work it into a smooth round ball. It will be slightly soft and you may use additional powdered sugar(or corn starch)AS NEEDED to form your ball.

Divide the dough in half and wrap them up tightly in some crisco coated saran wrap. Do not use a spray because that will form a crust. Repeat with a second wrapping, then repeat the same process with the other half of fondant.

Place in an air tight container and allow it to sit overnight on the counter.

The next day, knead only the amount required to cover your cake.

On a non stick surface, knead out some fondant. Interchange between a little glycerin and some shortening, just until soft and supple.

NOTES:

If you are positive that you are not going to color your fondant, then you can add 3 Tbsp of glycerin instead of 2 1/2 to start with. I like to control how much goes into my fondant and if you put too much then it will be too soft, not to mention that food coloring also contains glycerin. If you are unfamiliar with the texture of fondant, go out and purchase some store bought fondant to note the texture.

Do not use butter flavoring shortening. It does not taste good in this.

And no, you cannot taste the crisco in this recipe. :)

This recipe yields about 4 1/2 pounds of fondant.

Work your fondant in batches until nice and smooth.

If at anytime it appears too soft, just knead in more powdered sugar. If it appears too stiff, add in more glycerin.

The sugar and cooking process preserves the dairy ingredients, so there is no worry of spoilage.

Good tasting brands of commercial fondant: Fondx and Fondarific. I hear Satin Ice is good too.

Adapted from Michele Foster's Fondant recipe.

Watch the tutorial below!

242 comments:

  1. I am very anxious to try your recipe, but I am very confused on the amount of powdered sugar to use. In the ingredient list it says 3 1/2 to 4 CUPS, but the instructions shows 2 pounds. What is the correct amount of powdered sugar?

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  2. Hi Cheri. Thanks for bringing that to my attention! It's supposed to read 3 1/2 to 4 POUNDS of powdered sugar not cups. Lol. I just updated it. It starts with 2 pounds and then incorporate the rest, slowly. Good luck with the recipe!

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  3. What is the shelf life of this fondant recipe? Does it hold for a long time like commercial fondant?

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  4. This fondant can last up to one month. Commercial fondant goes for about a year but then again, they also use additives to prolong the shelf life.

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  5. Hi! I want to try this recipe but we have no butter flavor and lemon juice powder in Belgium (not found). Can you also give these ingredients in grams? I don't think we have the same cups here as the video and I definitely don't want to do it wrong.. thanks very much

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  6. You can omit the butter flavoring and the lemon juice powder. It's just going to be slightly sweeter. There are plenty of conversion charts that you can find online that can convert the measurements into grams for you. :)

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  7. Hello Sav, I have a couple of questions that I hope you can help me out with. I just came across your recipe for Fondant and I really want to try it however, I need for it to be black. I have always made Marshmellow Fondant and in my recipe, you can incorporate cocoa and wiltons black color icing. Can I do the same with your recipe? And if I do color it like with red or what have you, do I still and the glycerin at the begining of the recipe as well as at the end when kneading after it has rested? Also, what is lemon juice powder? Where do you find it? Can you use just lemon juice instead, if so how much? Sorry for all the questions, but this recipe is new to me. I want to try your recipe because it doesn't seem to be so sweet, where as Marshmellow Fondant can be really sweet do to the Marshmellows and powdered sugar together. Oh that reminds me, why do you use cornstarch to knead the Fondant and not powdered sugar? Does it make a difference or change the taste any? Will the cornstarch dry it out to much?

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  8. Hi! I can't wait to try this recipe but I do have a slight problem, I don't own a stand mixer or a dough hook for my hand held mixer, only the basic milkshake/cake attachments that came with the mixer. I'm assuming they aren't going to work properly? Is there another method I could use to mix the fondant nicely?
    Thanks :)

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  9. Hi Jennifer, You can leave the lemon juice powder out. It just helps make the fondant less sweeter without having to alter the recipe. I use corn starch instead of powdered sugar, simply because I don't want to add any more sweetness to the recipe. I never have to use that much corn starch and it's use as NEEDED. You can use whichever one you prefer. If you are coloring it black, make sure you use a good gel coloring like Americolor. It takes a lot of food coloring to get a black color so you should use a concentrated one, or else you'll be adding too much glycerine. So, to answer your question...since you are coloring it black, I would reduce the amount of glycerine in the beginning and then just interchange your food coloring, and crisco until you've reached the desired consistency. If it gets too soft, just knead in more powdered sugar.

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  10. Hi Annette! Sorry but you really need a stand mixer for this one. Trying to do all the mixing by hand would be insane and not worth the trouble. Your hands and arms will probably fall off by the time you're done mixing it all! Lol.

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  11. Hi, You can substitute butter for shortening,Thanks for recipe

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  12. Honestly, I'm not sure. I would think that it'll affect the taste more than anything. With that being said, I highly recommend using butter.

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  13. Hi, I want to make this fodant but I just don't need that much can I adjust measurements by half or will it throw the write recipie off? Thank you

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  14. You should be able to cut the recipe in half with no problems. Just add more powdered sugar or glycerine as needed to get the proper consistency.

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  15. hie... I am just waiting to try this recipe, but i have a quick queation. i dont have the stand mixer,but I do have a hand beater as well as food processor... will that work??
    Thank you for your reply.. and for the recipe.... was searching for this recipe from soooo long .. I think I have ot now..
    Thanks again.

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  16. Hello. I'm sorry, but for this recipe you really do need a stand mixer. A food processor or hand mixer will not work for this. It really comes down to the blade of the mixer--it will not tolerate the heaviness of the fondant, once it starts to come together.

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  17. I have two questions for you. First; is citric acid powder the same as lemon juice powder? and the second; can I use unsalted butter instead of the salted variety?

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  18. Yes. Citric acid powder and lemon juice powder are essentially the same. And yes, you may use unsalted butter. I only use salted butter to cut back on some of the sweetness.

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  19. Hi,
    I did try to make this fondant, but it's just keeps crumbling. After few adjustments I was able to make the dough ,but when I start to roll, it out it keeps cracking. I am unable to lift it too without breaking. I have used liquid glucose instead of corn syrup. Could you suggest what could be the issue. Thanks...

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  20. My only suggestions are more glucose and more vegetable shortening. You can also reduce the amount of powdered sugar as well. Depending on where you live, humidity plays a big role in the end result of your fondant, so it's best to play around with the amount of powdered sugar and glucose until you get it right.

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  21. hi
    I really want to try this recipe ,but being a vegetarian can I substitute GELATIN with AGAR AGAR POWDER?

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  22. I tried this yesterday and its great! I used my Kmix and that did the job brilliantly (just give the machine a break in between so it doesnt overheat) The fondant tastes lovely and is so pliable. Thanks!

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  23. Yay! I'm so happy that it worked out for you! :)

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  24. You know, I'm not sure if that would work. You would just have to try it out and see what happens. Do let me know your results though because I too, am curious. Lol.

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  25. hi eatnowcrylater,
    i have no corn syrup here in italy can you give me a substitute of corn syrup. i wanna try this recipe so badly. thanks!

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  26. Corn syrup is very important in this recipe. There is no substitution for that. You can try ordering some corn syrup online and getting it shipped to you?

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  27. how long will last once it's made/covered? For the holidays, I am planning on making a cake for my in-laws, but they do not have a stand mixer. I was wondering if I could make it prior to leaving if I wrap it well/put it in ziploc bags?

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  28. The original recipe states that you may leave it out at room temp for 1 month. I wouldn't go that long though. I've left it for up to two weeks with no problems. Just make sure to keep it tightly covered in saran wrap and then in an airtight container.

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  29. Thank you! I was looking for it, and missed it...sorry...but that's good...I should only need about a week...maybe a week and a half...Thank you for your help!

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  30. Thank you so much I try it and loved it. My kids and clients love it also. The only thing was a use lemon fresh juice insted of powder and still was good and also use lactose milk. My kids said it was better than marshmallow one. Again thank you.

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  31. Hi! I made this recipe the other day, I don't have a stand mixer so I did everything by hand, using a wooden spatula first then by hand and scraper on the counter top later. I cut the recipe in half so it won't hurt my arms too much. :P The end result was a smooth, delicious and pliable fondant! :) When I added food coloring, it started to crack and dry up. I added more shortening and glycerin and let it sit for a couple of hours and all was well! :) thank you for this wonderful recipe! :)

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  32. hey can i use liquid glucose as a substitute for corn syrup?

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  33. Tried out this recipe for my Christmas cake and it was absolutely perfect! I don't have a standing mixer so I used my hand mixer which I ended up breaking. I had to use a spatula to mix the powdered sugar to the wet ingredients and since I only made half the recipe it wasn't so bad. I divided the icing into two and coloured half with liquid food colouring which surprisingly came out well. I'm just about to go and cover my cake with the icing and decorate it. I'll be definitely using this recipe again!

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  34. Hi Phoebe! So happy it worked for you! And power to ya, for doing it all by hand. Lol.

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  35. Not sure if that would work. Honestly, my gut is telling me 'no' but you may cut the recipe in half and give it a go!

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  36. Isn't it awesome?! Your Christmas cake sounds lovely! Good luck with everything and Merry Christmas!

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  37. Hello dear I like the recipe so much and would like to try it for my daughter birthday. But can't find the butter flavoring, how I can substitute it?
    Please help asap
    Thank you
    Souha

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  38. […] butter cream frosting  found here and a homemade fondant recipe made without marshmallows found here. I like this recipe better than the marshmallow one. It is easier to make and tastes […]

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  39. You can just omit the butter flavoring. No biggie. :)

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  40. Courtney montgomeryJanuary 3, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Hi i just found your recipe and i would love to try but i have a question about glycerin where would i find it because i live in baltimore,maryland.thanks

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  41. in the video, you said you were going to do a tutorial on how to put the fondant on a cake. is that somewhere? thanks!!!!

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  42. I purchase my glycerin from Michael's (the craft store). You can always purchase the glycerin online as well, I'm sure Amazon sells it. I use the brand by Wilton.

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  43. Hi Leila. To be honest, I have not filmed that yet. I stopped doing cakes so it just totally slipped my mind. I will be doing more cakes soon, so I will be sure to film a tutorial.

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  44. Hi dear

    The country I live here, I don't get corn syrup and Crisco...
    can substitute glucose with corn syrup.. will it still give the same result...
    pls reply...thx in advance

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  45. I'm not sure if that would work. You can try cutting the recipe in half and give it a go, that way you don't feel like it was a huge loss if it doesn't turn out. Lol.

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  46. Wher do you get glycerin?

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  47. I just tried your recipe with some little changes. I did not have any milk so I used water. Somehow I think the milk fat helps to consistency. Anyway I am happy with the result.

    I used 4 lb and 1 cup of powder sugar. Still my fondant was softer than yours at the video. I think is because I did not let the liquid mix to cool down enough.

    I already tried the marshmallow recipe, which I liked. But once I use your recipe in a cake I will be able to decide which recipe represent a better benefit.

    For now I think this recipe is a little more expensive than the marshmallow recipe. May be that up here in Mexico the ingredients for your recipe are really expensive because the bring them from USA.

    I am calculating an estimated elaboration cost of $10 dollars, while with the marshmallow recipe the elaboration cost is about $8 dollars. Bot recipes yield 2 lb of fondant. However, both recipes represent a cost saving for me since my fondant provider up here in mexico charge me $15 dollars per pound......

    So I appreciate a lot you took the time to share this recipe and to create a video ....

    Sincerely

    Chef Hector Rocha

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  48. I get it from my local crafts store Michaels or most speciality stores. You can also purchase them online.

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  49. I agree, that it is much cheaper to make the fondant yourself. Plus it's nice to know what goes in it! Commercial fondants use additives which prolongs the shelf life for up to 1 year!

    Thanks for the comparison. Although I have never tried making marshmallow fondant myself, I hear that it tastes great but is also very sweet. I will have to try it someday, though. :)

    Thank you for writing and I'm so glad that you are pleased with the overall result!

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  50. Hi, Sav!
    Just finished this recipe and tried it out on my daughter's cake w/ a few variations -- instead of crisco, i used butter (made it look kinda glossy tho), instead of butter flavoring and lemon juice, i used almond extract. The most interesting tweak I tried was Mcormick "Flavocol". For purple, I tried the purple yam flavocol and for pink, I tried the strawberry flavocol. Delicious and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this recipe! :-) Love your Youtube videos and blog! :-)

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  51. Hi dear
    Yes i tried your recipe with liquid glucose.
    Just now i finished doing it, it looks soft but the color of the fondant is not white in color.it is creamish color...
    pls help me in this.

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  52. Sounds delicious!! I'm glad you enjoy the videos and blog! I will be working on more cake recipes soon! :)

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  53. It should be more like an off white color. Sounds to me like the glucose had something to do with it. All I could recommend is that you find some place or an online store to purchase corn syrup from because it seems that glucose is not a good substitute for corn syrup.

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  54. Is it recommended to leave it over night or can you use it on a cake right away. Excited to try this once I get a mixer!

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  55. I've had one person mention that they didn't wait overnight and still had great results. I would still try to let it rest for at least an hour though.

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  56. Hello.I really want to try your recipe.Can I use coconut oil or palm oil instead of glycerin? Or will it work if I don't add the glycerin at all? I really can't find the liquid glycerin here.Thank you.

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  57. There are no substitutions for the glycerin needed in this recipe. Sorry!

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  58. Excellent recipe !

    Possible to use confectioner or granulated sugar? does it have to be really powdered ? There is powdered icing sugar available but it contains starch also.

    Thanks to advice.

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  59. Hi! can i use fresh milk as a substitute for the whole milk? i really like to try making some fondant ever since i started baking. and also what is a crisco? any substitute for that? thanks! :)

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  60. Confectioner sugar is the same as powdered sugar, so yes, you may use that. :)

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  61. Hi! I have not tried using fresh milk but I don't see why not! Crisco is just shortening. It's used to help make the fondant smoother. I think I remember someone saying that they used real butter instead of shortening and had great results.

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  62. Great video and recipe! But when i microwave the milk + gelatin, it became lumpy and hard. So when i strained it , it has a lot of the gelatin wasting. Do u have any trick if it became to soft? Thanks a bunch!!

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  63. Hi,

    When I tried this recipe, the gelatin and milk mixture is so hardened and lumpy when i put in the microwave for 1 minute. Can you please advise how to avoid the lump?

    PS: I still can use the fondant but it showed the lump :( So I planned to just use it as decoration that don't plan to eat it cause the texture is kind of odd.

    Thanks a bunch for sharing <3

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  64. you mentioned 4 cups of sugar in the video. Did u mean 4 pounds of sugar? I am confused.

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  65. Hello. Follow the written recipe. I just said it wrong in the video. I meant 4 pounds. :)

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  66. Hi there. I'm not sure how it became lumpy and hard in the microwave. When it heats it should have become a liquid. If it doesn't become a liquid after 1 minute, you should continue to microwave at 15 second intervals, stir, or heat again.

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  67. This is the first time I've actually made fondant so I am excited about being able to work with it tomorrow. A question...I think I want to flavor the fondant with raspberry flavoring, but I've already made it and it's 'resting'. Could I still add a little of the flavoring as I knead it, or is it really too late to do that? It already tastes better than store-bought, so I won't be totally disappointed if it's too late. Thanks for the recipe and the video! Another question...have you tried making this chocolate-flavored? I'd be interested in how you accomplish that. Thanks!

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  68. Hi Sandy. I think it would be too late to add in the raspberry flavoring at that point. I have not tried the chocolate version but if you click on the link that takes you to the original recipe by Michele Foster, there you will find the thread where people will tell you how to make the fondant chocolate flavored. Good luck!

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  69. hi, can i half this recipe?

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  70. Hello,

    YES, I made the fondant twice now and it worked great! Even though my kitchen was a big mess, but that was my fault, too many things at the same time and some mistakes with the measurement because I have to think in grams....:-)

    I also made a mistake, because I thought that the fondant was still too soft in the standmixer...so I added more powdered sugar and the kitchen aid had to work too hard.
    Watching your video again I saw that it HAS TO BE soft when you stop.

    Anyway everything worked out well and I´m so happy, because I´m a real beginner! :-)

    And I tried your recipe because the fondant I made with the recipe which doesn´t use the milk and the butter and the vanilla also turned out great but did´t taste that delicious.


    And in Germany you can´t buy cornsirup anywhere!!!! If any German wonders what to use instead:

    Glukosesirup! That is clear and the fondant becomes very white.
    Or "Der sonnenklare Sirup" von Grafschafter! That doesnt`t make the fondant as bright white as the Glukosesirup, but you can only tell if you hold something white next to it.

    The sirup from Grafschafter is easier to geht and alot cheaper. I tried both and the results were the same.

    All the best from Germany,
    Alice

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  71. The milk is supposed to be chilled when mixing the gelatine?

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  72. How long will this keep??

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  73. The original recipe says it keeps for 1 month at room temperature but I wouldn't let it go longer than 2 weeks.

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  74. Either one. You are going to microwave it anyways so it really doesn't matter. :)

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  75. Hi Alice. So glad it worked for you in the end! It takes a little time but worth it especially since it saves you some money making your own! :)

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  76. I am from Peru and took fondant classes 25 years ago, we were taught to keep the fondant wrapped up tightly in some vegetable shortening coated saran wrap and keep it in the fridge for 6 months without any problem, we used glucose instead of corn syrup, and vegetable shortening instead of butter which may affect the taste but it came up very white.
    regards.

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  77. Hey sav I have been watching ur FONDAWNT video lol…for 2mnths now…and was totaly in love wid ur dialogues RILLY RILLY STICKY,RILLY RILLY MESSY..lol…well sav I gave it a go…and the fondant has turned out amazzzzzziiinnggg…love yuh…thank u so much…m glad were into contact now…

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  78. I was asked to make a birthday cake and I used your fondant recipe. I am so pleased to tell you that it was a great success. It took me a while to gather all the ingredients. The recipe was so easy to follow and the results amazing.

    Thank you so much

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  79. Do you have to use glycerine. And what's butter flavoring. Where can u buy it. I live in canberra, Australia.

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  80. Yay! Doesn't it taste amazing?? I'm glad you had such great results! :)

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  81. The butter flavoring is optional but the glycerine is important. It makes the dough workable and soft/supple. You may be able to order some at an online store. I would say Amazon but not sure if you're willing to pay for international shipping. Lol.

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  82. hiiii :) i love this recipe and i'd like to try it out .. when should i add the food colouring ?

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  83. According to the original recipe: "Color can be added during the cooking stage or the mixing stage. Adding color after the fondant has rested is much more difficult, but it can still be done." Hope that helps! :)

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  84. hi can you give me measurements in grams or oz as i like in UK and we follow in thi unit thank. Also can you use a vegetarian gelatin as a subsitute

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  85. Hi Sarah. Not sure if you can use vegetarian gelatin or not. I don't see why not?? Also, I currently do not have the measurements in grams but here is a link to a conversion site: http://calculator-converter.com/converter_g_to_c_grams_to_cups_calculator.php

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  86. Can i substitute golden syrup from butter flavoring? Pls reply

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  87. I'm not familiar with golden syrup but it sounds like it would affect the overall texture of the fondant if you use it. You can just omit the butter flavor altogether.

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  88. hi
    i was wondering, how long can you leave fondant without using it

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  89. Hello there, my fondant turns out very sticky. I keep adding sugar but it's still too soft. At what point is too much icing sugar too much?
    Even when I let it sit overnight it does not harden like yours in the video. It's very soft and sticks to the counter. Thanks for your help.

    Wendy

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  90. There is definitely such a thing as too much sugar. Is it really warm/hot where you are? Have you tried placing it into the fridge and see if it hardens? You can try cutting back on the glycerin or maybe some milk too.

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  91. Hi there!
    I just wanted to tell youthat I've worked with your recipe 4 times now and even if it is a bit messier than making MMF the result is 1000% better!!
    I love the consistancy and the fact that I can make a lot of fondant in just one "mess"
    I did change the ingredients a bit because I didn't have them JUST as you said on the recipe but it made no difference whatsoever, so if anyone is wondering if you can do such changes the answer is yes, here they are:
    1. I used semi-skimmed, lactose free milk instead of whole milk.
    2. I used UNSALTED butter instead of Salted butter.
    3. I used GLUCOSE instead of Corn Syrup.
    4. For the first 3 batches I did not use the buttering flavor.
    Like I said, you can do these variations without altering the end result.

    Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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  92. Hi Maria. It's nice to know that you can sub for glucose! I've gotten that question quite a bit! I love the consistency of this stuff too and I'm happy that you're enjoying the recipe. :)

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  93. I loved the video and the way up explained everything but what are the ingredients would I need to have to put to color?? Thank u

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  94. You may add color anytime--either during the cooking stage or the mixing stage. I would use Americolor Gel coloring.

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  95. Hi,
    I did everything mentioned in the recipe and instead of a standing mixer I used a hand mixer but the mixture is not leaving the container's wall. What should I do.. Its quite long since I've being mixing it. I even added all the amount of sugar powder required. Please help..

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  96. Great tutorial! Is this good for modeling and sculpting? I'm making an elephant cake topper for a baby shower. It's a fairly large solid piece of fondant and I need it to keep its shape. Thanks!

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  97. Hi Sara. Yes, this is good for modeling and sculpting. Just add a bit more powdered sugar when you're kneading to make it more sturdier for sculpting.

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  98. Sounds like your stand mixer isn't strong enough to withstand all of the mixing. If you go and click on the original recipe where I adapted the recipe from, you should be able to find a long thread with the answer you're looking for. You can read through it and see what other people did to fix the problem. I've never used a hand mixer so I can't really tell you in detail what went wrong.

    Good luck!

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  99. You are my hero. I can't wait to try this. I don't have a mixture with a dough attachment yet though. :(

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  100. I've always wanted to be a super hero. Hehe. A dough attachment is pretty important here--if you want the best results! Let me know when you do decide to make it. :)

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  101. […] came up with as I was working on the cake.  I covered the cake with the homemade fondant recipe here. I always use this recipe and love it. All the other fondant decorations were made with ready-to-use […]

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  102. I LOVE this recipe. I have made it a few times now. The last time I made it I was at my mom's house and she did not have a dough attachment so I mixed it by hand with a good bit of kneading and it came out just fine.

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  103. Hi Chris. Isn't it amazing?? I just love it, too! So happy that it worked out for you! :)

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  104. hi, i liked the fondant recipe,but i dont get cornsyrup where i stay.wat is cornsyrup and wat is d substitute for it?
    thankyou...

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  105. Hi, thank you for this great recipe.ca i make this method without stand mixer?

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  106. Some people have used glucose with great results, instead of corn syrup.

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  107. It will be very tiring to make this recipe without a stand mixer. You can try halving the recipe and use a hand mixer, but your arms will be really sore the next day. Lol.

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  108. Hi, I use this recipe for fondant; turns out well but after covering the cake or making decorations, its sweaty, gummy and stretches sooo much. Humidity is really an issue here. What is the smallest amount of glycerine I can use for 1kg of sugar? Thanks

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  109. Ooh, you know I'm not sure about how much glycerine you could use for 1 kg of sugar. As you said, humidity plays a big factor for you, so you'd have to play around with the recipe, take notes, and see what works best for you.

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  110. Hello! I leave in hot place- what portion of the ingredients do I need to add- to make same as you did?

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  111. Hi! I'd like to try making your fondant, but would like some of it to be chocolate flavored. Do you have any suggestions as to how I could do this?

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  112. Hi Brenda. To make it chocolate, "add 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the corn syrup. Follow the recipe as normal. Add brown food coloring to make it darker. " -Michele Foster's adaption. :)

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  113. If you click on the original recipe (link is above the video), you can read through the comments section and many people will tell you how to work or adjust the recipe to suit your climate. I do not live in a hot nor humid place, so it's hard for me to make that adjustment for you. Good luck!

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  114. Hi!! I'll never thank you enough for this recipe. It saved my life, time and money. I live in Tunisia and it's hard to find some tools and ingredients for cake design and this home made fondant recipe is just perfect; I use it to cover my cakes, in modeling and even to make flowers. Thank you again and God bless you. :)

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  115. You are so welcome! It makes me so happy to know that I was able to save you a bit money! :)

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  116. hi sav! I made your fondant recipe and follow all the ingredients, but my fondant turned out to be very stiff and it breaks easily unlike yours soft and stretchy. I also tried adding water to it and it became soft like yours but still it breaks easily. Can you please help me with it?

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  117. Hi! I would want to make this recipe but I have 1 question for you how long can you keep the fondant?

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  118. Hi! Could you please write this recipe in grams? Here in Italy I cannot find corn syrup...what can I use instead of it? Thank you so so so much!

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  119. The original recipe states that you may keep it for about a month at room temp, but I never let it go for longer than 2 weeks.

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  120. Hi Rossana. There are many conversion charts online that you can use to convert the recipe into grams. Unfortunately, I do not have the recipe written in grams at the moment.

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  121. You shouldn't be adding any water to your fondant. You have to keep adding more glycerine, and crisco, until it is soft and pliable. You also have to keep kneading the fondant, for several minutes, so it'll put your arm muscles to work! :)

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  122. I've just asked because I saw that cups change if it is water, flour etc... :) by the way thanks!! I'll try asap!!! :)

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  123. thank you so much for this recipe. I just made my first fondant and it's so perfect. I will just this fondant to deco my gingerbread house. Thanks again.

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  124. You're welcome! And have fun making your gingerbread houses! :)

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  125. Pls I couldn't get DAT shortening you used in d video, is it compulsory I use it.

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  126. […] test out homemade fondant.  I ended up following a homemade fondant recipe that I found online (http://eatnowcrylater.com/homemade-fondant/), and it turned out great.  I’ve used a similar recipe once before with pretty […]

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  127. Shortening just helps with the kneading process and helps make the fondant more pliable. If you can get it pliable without using it, then it's not necessary.

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  128. Hi, I am a UK baker at home and thought you would like to know that if you are in the UK you can use Trex which is the same as Crisco for the shortening. I also bought corn syrup from Amazon. Will be trying this recipe for sure, thanks for the recipe xx

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  129. I just made this and i love you so much for showing me this lol! Can i use the same day bc i have a last minute cake order! Please answer asap!!

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  130. Its amazing ! totally in love in this recipe ! non messy and it really forms! i was so worry on the first place , because i use a 2L small bowl with a hand electric mixer , start of with 2 pounds of sugar, it looks slimy, but after keep adding some powder sugar,it started to form
    . and it taste so mild and friendly! just wash my hands easily ~ all done !

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  131. It's nice, right?? Homemade and knowing what goes into it, is the best part! :)

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  132. Sorry for the late response, but I know some have used it the same day with great results.

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  133. Hi there, i came across yr link. Can u pls tell me how to store this fondant n how long will it last?

    Thank you.

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  134. Tried the recipe three times law at ends up with stiff fondant, which I kneed for several minutes to soften, but doesn't roll well and won't stick to the cake. It is very rubbery, no matter how much glycerine I add?

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  135. Try to cut back on the powdered sugar and see how that goes. :)

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  136. At room temp, the original recipe states that it will last for 1 month, but I never let it go for longer than 2 weeks.

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  137. What kind of glycerin do you use?

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  138. Hi...I tried the recipe for my Sister Baby Shower and it was a great hit. I was wondering if I can substitute water for milk? Also was the best way toharden flowers, etc., when using this recipe. The flowers I made harden but not much it was still semi soft.

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  139. Oh...almost forgot, I used almond extract instead of butter flavoring and it was delicious.

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  140. Hi. I have long been looking so good recipe, and finally I found yours. White fondant is very, very good :-) I only have a problem when I add food coloring powder. Fondant is very soft (even too much) but it's not like a white plastic. What could be the reason?

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  141. I use Wilton's glycerin, which can be found at Michaels (craft store).

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  142. Hi Basia. Next time, I would cut back on the glycerin and use more powdered sugar.

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  143. Hi Mecho. So happy you loved the result! Here is a great site that gives many ideas on how to harden fondant flowers: http://www.cakecentral.com/forum/t/697305/how-do-i-get-fondant-to-harden-faster

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  144. Hi, I love this recipe, I made fondant for the first time and it came out really good, my friend and I made a Louis Vuitton hand bag cake, came out beautiful, but the fondant start to dry really fast, once the cake was done, any tips to keep it moist?

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  145. I love love love this recipe. I have made it numerous times and it has turned out beautiful. For my latest project I had little ones allergic to dairy soo...
    I substituted vanilla almond milk for the milk, and used crisco vegetable shortening instead of butter. I didn't have butter flavoring so I just added extra vanilla. Again it turned out beautiful. It tastes just like the original recipe. The point to this is, experiment. Have fun, come up with your own twist. It's how I have learned everything I've done.

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  146. This is the BEST homemade fondant recipe I have tried so far! And I have tried a lot...
    Thanks for sharing. My fondant work is way easier because of this recipe

    Thanks!

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  147. Hi, I'm used to making my own marshmallow fondant, which is by the way not messier or more time consuming then your method and in my opinion more accessible and uses only four ingredients including water(who doesn't have marshmallows, vanilla exract and powdered sugar at home) that being said, I do like the taste and coverage of this recipe and will keep it handy if I have a last minute cake to cover. Otherwise, I'm going to stick to my marshmallow fondant, but thank you for a variation.

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  148. Charm PangilinanMay 10, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    Hi! How many batches will it take for me to cover a 12-inch cake 8-inch high?

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  149. Hi! I was looking through the comments and didn't see my question, so I apologize if it has already been asked!
    I was wondering if whole milk makes a difference, or if I can use 2%? I have that on hand and want to make the fondant as soon as I can.
    Thanks! I can't wait to try the recipe!

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  150. Hi,
    This recipes sounds great although it makes so much. Can I freeze what fondant I don't use for later use?

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  151. Thankssssss so much for this great recipe. I've been trying to make fondant and then it always turns out not good, either it cracks etc . It was a coincidence I saw your page, I tried your version it simply came out great, with less effort. I'm finally now in love with making of fondant.
    Pls is it possible for me to use the fondant a day before the event to decorate the cake? Will it still be looking nice the next day?
    Thanksss❤️

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  152. Hi
    I'm wondering about the time that can fondant be saved in the refrigerator. Can I replace the milk with water to keep it more time in the refrigerator, and corn syrup with normal syrup because we don't have corn syrup.
    thanks

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  153. Hi there,

    I tried your recipe and my fondant came out so luquidy. I kept adding powdered sugar but it still came out liquidy. I put it in the refrigerator hoping to cool it down and then be able to work with it later. Will that work?

    Thank you!

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  154. Eatnowcrylater, hope you've tried marshmallow fondant since this post. Ive created a baking helps page called "Baking Rock Stars and Rookies Welcomed" on FB, I'd be honored if you'd like my page☺. I posted my easy quick and "sticky free" marshmallow fondant recipe there. I use marshmallows, powdered sugar, Crisco and water, that's it! It whips up in about 12 minutes. But I'm going to share your video too so one day I'll try it. Thanks!

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  155. Hi,
    How long can this fondant last? Also, can I keep it in the fridge?

    I live in Japan and it's extremely hot and humid here. I made the fondant a month ago and I wrapped it up and put it in an air tight container, but it got moldy after a month.

    Would it be possible to leave it in the fridge?

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  156. Hi Mira. The original recipe says you can leave it up to one month at room temp, but I never let it go for longer than 2 weeks. You may place it in the fridge. It will harden a bit, but you should be able to allow the fondant to come to room temp, and begin to knead it on the counter for a bit. Have some crisco and glycerin on hand to help speed up the process as well.

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  157. Hi Virginia. I do not recommend freezing. You can try halving the recipe instead.

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  158. Kindly tell me can I use veg gelatin in this fondest receip

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  159. Don't see why not! I would cut the recipe in half and then give a try!

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  160. Hello Sav Le,I have just watched your video and I am very excited to try your recipe for the homemade fondant, I am going to try to make the tire cake for my son, I do have a couple of concerns though. First I have looked on the internet to see where I can purchase the glycerin I have never used this before and from what I have found there are several different types of glycerin most places it is listed in the pharmacy section also in the moisturizers section of the store as you can assume I am very confused and I do not want to buy the wrong kind. Can you please advise me on this matter?? The other concern I have is that I need to color the fondant black and I have seen in your comments that you suggest gel coloring this also I have never used and I do not know where to look to purchase this item.I am working on a fixed income and would like to purchase these items at Walmart or the Grocery store if this is possible.Please contact me with this information.
    Thank You Very Much
    Maryann

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  161. Hi my name is Allison and I want to make one pound of fondant but am not very good at math so I was wondering if you could provide me with an answer of how much to divide each ingredient by? Thanks can't wait to try cause I have never used fondant before!!

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  162. Just to add to Janet's UK post, if you don't want to spend a fortune on ordering light corn syrup from amazon or amaricansoda, you can use Golden Syrup as a direct replacement for light corn syrup and Treacle for the Dark corn syrup. I've been using this switch myself ever since someone recommended it to me and you can't tell the difference at all between the american light and UK golden. I also back Trex or if you want to go healthy you can also use White Flora instead of Trex.

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  163. Whichever glycerin you purchase, make sure it only has glycerin labeled as the ingredient in it, and no other additives. Vegetable glycerin should be okay to use too. To note, the glycerine should not have a strong smell.You don't have a Michael's craft store where you live? That's where I purchase mine. Black fondant is one of the hardest colors to achieve. You will need quite a bit of food coloring to make it black. Again, you can purchase gel food coloring at Michael's or you can try your local grocery stores or Walmart. If all else fails, you can purchase Americolor food coloring off of Amazon.com! Hope that helps!

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  164. Hi Allison. My math is terrible, too! Haha. My advice is to cut the recipe in half (that'll give you about 2 pounds of fondant). Good luck!

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  165. Hi ! I'm from Mexico and I have tried homemade fondant already but definitly I will keep your recipe!! I loved it and it works amazing !! I watched your video and I tried immediatly I was happy with the results and to see that it is useful for cover the cake and make figures, I have one question, if I put CMC then it will be more stiff for flowers ? Or can I mix the fondant with gum paste (also homemade)? I will try to see but I hope you may know. Thanks a lot ! I will see more of your videos, you have one fan in me ! :)
    Ps. My english is not very good I'm sorry, I hope you can read me well

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  166. Hi,
    Thank you for sharing! I never wanted to deal with marshmallows so always bought it at the store. It's very expensive in comparison. It was super easy to make and work with until I took it out of the refrigerator....when I kneaded it to roll it out it kept cracking. I added more glycerin and Crisco to help. I was able to cover a 3 tier cake with the recipe though. I also dyed it different colors. Not sure where I went wrong. Do you know why it was cracking?

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  167. Wow,i have not tried it yet,but I am excited already bcz I hv this feeling that it's going to be wow,bcz d fondant recipe I have is totally different and I have always wished to have a smooth and fine fondant cake and now I just got it for free...smiles...loving you already...thank you u very much,God bless you....hugs and kisses...smiles

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  168. Hi there my name is Martha and I want to thank you for the recipe! I have done it twice and I love it... Thanks again I start working with fondant and you made my work so easy! :) just one question : can I put cmc ? Cause my fondant take time to endure so to do structures.

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  169. Thank you! Hope it worked out for you!

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  170. Hi Heather. Is there a reason why you need to refrigerate the fondant? Cold fondant will tend to crack. This fondant keeps well wrapped in saran wrap then placed in an airtight container on the counter for up to two weeks. But yes, adding crisco and glycerin should help when rolling out. Using some corn starch instead of powdered sugar is probably a good idea, too. The more powdered sugar you use, the drier it will become, causing more cracks in the fondant. Hope that helps!

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  171. Hi.a 'm paz from the philippines.i just want to ask if i can just boil t the light corn with other inieny

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  172. What can cause fondant to not be pliable? I used your recipe and got great results even shared it with friends but my last two batch is a disaster. The fondant just keeps breaking can't even roll out.... Please please help me

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  173. How does it taste some people tell me fondant does not taste very good

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  174. Hi! Not sure if I understand your question?

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  175. Lot's of things can factor into fondant making; could be the humidity or maybe you're using too much powdered sugar? Try using cornstarch to roll it out instead.

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  176. This fondant, I assure you, is quite delicious! :)

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  177. Hi,
    My name is Faizah, and I love love love your recipe

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  178. Hi i wana try the fondant for my daughters cake... But i dnt have light corn syrup..can i use glucose syrup instead??pls help!!

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  179. Hello... I wana try the fondant recipe...but i dnt have light corn syrup... Can i use glucose syrup instead...pls help

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  180. I didn't find the glycerin what can i do ?

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  181. Hi there. This recipe said that it needed 3-4 pounds of powdered sugar. What do you mean by 'pound?' I searched for 'pounds to cups' so that I can measure it by cups but it said that 1 pound is equal to 3 cups. I tried using this recipe but it didn't worked. And the milk, did you used powdered or fresh milk? Thanks.

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  182. […] Link to written recipe: http://eatnowcrylater.com/homemade-fondant/ […]

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  183. Does this fondant work for fondant roses?

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  184. This is my go to recipe, people have told me that this is the fondant you don't leave behind. Clean plates, no left over rolls on plates. And people always mention that they never eat fondant but found that this tasted so good they were compelled to eat it all :)

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  185. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!!!

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  186. Hello

    Please help me with this :) I have read all the comments fondants have around the blogs and the internet, but can't find the answer I need.
    This is my 5th batch of fondant going to the trash if I can't figure the problem out. I'm doing everything like in the YouTube video, but something is not quite right. All my fondants turn out like grainy ps. Nothing like playdo. Right after mixing it, it doesn't have any stretch, just like a big mountain of wet ps. I tried to knead in more gliceryn, more shortening, but nothing seems to help. I tried with warmer mixture, cooler mixture, the same. Can you give me some advice? I tried to knead a lot longer with more glycerin and shortening, but still can't reach the soft pliable state.

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  187. I'm sorry with m'y ingles but if il Anderstand your problèmes you née de ton put more glycerine
    I hope your ok or tank tout me in facebook have a Nice day☺

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  188. I tried this recipe and it was great.
    After two failed attempts in a row with another recipe it was encouraging success.
    Thanks a million!

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  189. This message is for Rencee! The reason your fondant did not come out right is because the written recipe reads 3-1/2 - 4 pounds of powdered sugar. But, in the video above she states she usually uses 3-1/2 - 4 cups of powdered sugar. BIG DIFFERENCE!!!

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  190. There is a HUGE error in this recipe where the instructor gave wrong measurements! The recipe reads as 3-1/2 to 4 pounds of powdered sugar. But, in the video above she states she uses 3-1/2 to 4 CUPS of powdered sugar!!

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  191. Yes thank you. I am aware of the measuring difference, because the video states otherwise, but it has been corrected in the description, saying 3-4 pounds is correct. Which is around 1,4 kg of powdered sugar. 3-4 cups would not be enough and would not give you this much fondant. Since than I found out, after several failed attempt, that the quality of your powder sugar is very relevant. The most important thing to avoid dry looking, crumbly fondant.

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  192. Hello,
    I am a newbie in fondant making. I would really like to try your recipe but i have no microwave oven at home,can i cook/boil the ingredients on my stove top? I do hope you can help me. Thank you very much

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  193. I don't see why not! I would advise to be very careful when using the stovetop though. Do not walk away from the stove and turn off stove just before you think the mixture is hot enough so you don't overdo it.

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  194. Hi,

    I was just wondering if it is possible to freeze the leftover fondant for later use?

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