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post #1 of 26
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I thinned some fondant for piping on my last cake...loved the look but found it difficult to work with. It was gooey. So what is the right consistency and how do you know when you are there? I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 26
I don't believe that you can thin fondant for piping... If you can, I'd also be interested to know how.
post #3 of 26
I have never heard of thinning fondant either. I would be interested to see if anyone has had success with this.
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post #4 of 26
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Wilton gives directions on thinning fondant for some of their cake designs. This is where I got the idea. There directions are not very detailed so I was looking for some help from you pros out there. I piped fondant on the cake included in my photos 'fondant romance'....the border and scroll work.
post #5 of 26
Did you start with poured fondant or rolled fondant?
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post #6 of 26
Hmm, i've never heard of thinning fondant for piping before. Doesn't it get all slimy?
post #7 of 26
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Leahs, The directions called for thinning of rolled fondant with water until it reaches a consistency for piping, let set for several hours, recheck consistency and then use for piping. I was hoping someone out there has used this method and could let me know what is the 'piping consistency' of thinned fondant? I really am not sure if I was able to achieve the optimal consistency. As I said I really like the look and the fact that you can cut through the design without it falling off the cake like royal or dried up bc.
post #8 of 26
Have never heard of thinning rolled fondant until its of piping consistency. Totally new one on me!
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post #9 of 26
I haven't heard of thinning fondant but I'd be interested to know how it's done.
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post #10 of 26
I've only come across thinning fondant for use as a glue- from my Wilton books. I'de also like to know if it is possible to pipe with.

Would putting crisco inside the decorating bag help with the slimyness?
post #11 of 26
You guys are sure you're not supposed to be using poured fondant?????
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post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by Lenore

Wilton gives directions on thinning fondant for some of their cake designs. This is where I got the idea. There directions are not very detailed so I was looking for some help from you pros out there. I piped fondant on the cake included in my photos 'fondant romance'....the border and scroll work.



Where did you find these directions? On the website or in a book? Maybe we could help you some more if we could find the directions too.
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post #13 of 26
I don't know about thinning fondant for piping either, but am curious as to why one would want to do this?
post #14 of 26
Just recently i came accross a tutorial that calls for poured fondant. It is supposed to start with rolled fondant. you are supposed to microwave it to make it thin and runny. you can then use it to cover cupcakes and such. Anyway, apparently this does not work with every fondant. i tried it with some i had home that i made (MMF) and it was also very gooey. That didn't work well.
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by leahs

You guys are sure you're not supposed to be using poured fondant?????



Leah, (Love the name, it's my daughter's too icon_smile.gif ) What do you use for poured fondant? I tried one recipe, followed directions exactly, 238ยบ , cooled to correct temp, beat.. etc. and it was very hard to work with. The instant it hit the cake it set up and I don't mean in a good way!! Imagine clumps!

Any suggestions would be so appreciated.
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