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I'm looking into marshmallow fondant for molding and figure creation, but have moral reservations about using real marshmallows due to the use of gelatin.

I have noticed that a lot of marshmallow cremes do not have gelatin in them, and wondered if using a creme instead of marshmallows would have any impact on its sculpting/molding ability and shape retention since you have to melt them any way.

Has anyone ever tried this?
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post #2 of 23
Hi - I'm a vegetarian and I use the marshmallow creme for my mmf. There's a recipe on this site:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2148-Easy-Marshmallow-Fondant.html

I think it works great - I haven't had any problems with it.
post #3 of 23
Thank you! I have been wanting something to offer my vegetarian clients-- when I get some! icon_lol.gif
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Thanks so much! I can't wait to try this!
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okay, mm creme is NOT vegan! so by the title of your thread, its impossible to make "vegan" mmf. but, it is vegetarian, so if you're okay using eggs then by all means use mm fluff. but, for any one who's vegan, i don't want there to be confusion about whats cruelty free and whats not. a lot of commercial fondants (satin ice for one) are vegan, so i always buy mine.
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post #6 of 23
Sorry, that's true, forgot about the eggs!
post #7 of 23
Also should be noted that anything with gelatin in it is not vegan.
post #8 of 23
okay so what is the difference between vegan and vegetarian? vegan=no animal products at all.... (including eggs, milk, butter??) Vegetarian.....nothing that had to bleed (all meat? including fish??)
post #9 of 23
there are different types of vegetarians, but mostly they do not eat meat. ovo veg won't eat eggs either, but will still eat dairy, lacto veg will not do dairy but will eat eggs. vegan (or strict vegetarian) does not use or consume any animal products, no leather, angora, eggs, dairy, geletin, etc. a person who eats fish but not other types of meat is a person who eats fish and not other types of meat. they are not really vegetarians at all (although a lot of them like to think they are)


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post #10 of 23
'Round these parts I've always heard the fish eaters call themselves semi-vegetarian. icon_smile.gif And there are also folks around here who eat meat of any kind only as an occasional treat, reducing consumption primarily for resource (environmental) reasons rather than cruelty reasons (meat is a lot more resource-dense than veg), but they don't really have a name that I'm aware of.

You may be able to do fondant using agar instead of gelatin, but I'm not positive. I do know you can make marshmallows without the eggs ('cause I do it myself), but haven't tried the agar substitution for the gelatin. If anybody tries it (as in substitution in anything), lemmeno how it goes!
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Originally Posted by breelaura

'Round these parts I've always heard the fish eaters call themselves semi-vegetarian. icon_smile.gif And there are also folks around here who eat meat of any kind only as an occasional treat, reducing consumption primarily for resource (environmental) reasons rather than cruelty reasons (meat is a lot more resource-dense than veg), but they don't really have a name that I'm aware of.

You may be able to do fondant using agar instead of gelatin, but I'm not positive. I do know you can make marshmallows without the eggs ('cause I do it myself), but haven't tried the agar substitution for the gelatin. If anybody tries it (as in substitution in anything), lemmeno how it goes!



ya the fish eaters like to call themselves "semi vegetarian" or "pesci vegetarian", but when it comes down to it, they eat fish, fish is meat (despite what the catholic church believes), and meat makes you not a vegetarian! but, i am a little biased being vegetarian myself and DH is vegan. the fish eating thing bugs me when they try to say they are vegetarian of any sort! lol. icon_wink.gif

i've tried making fondant with kosher "gelatin" (im not sure what it really is) and it was tempermental. i like buying it because its easy, and consistent, and tastes good. i can't imagine having the time to make your own mm's without the eggs, then making them into mmf!!
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post #12 of 23
If you were going to make fondant as an end product, I'd probably just go with regular fondant, subsituting the gelatin in that recipe, rather than making the mm's and then making mmf.

I'm an optivore myself (as in I'll eat anything in sight icon_wink.gif), but I do try to be at least a little impact-aware.
post #13 of 23
When I want to make Vegan MMF, I follow the recipe on here - but I buy Vegan Marshamllows - I buy them at our vegan/health food store. You have to use a bit of extra PS, but it has the same texture. Also, the color of them is a bit... yellow-gold, so I always use coloring.

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post #14 of 23
When I want to make Vegan MMF, I follow the recipe on here - but I buy Vegan Marshamllows - I buy them at our vegan/health food store. You have to use a bit of extra PS, but it has the same texture. Also, the color of them is a bit... yellow-gold, so I always use coloring.

HTH
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Originally Posted by chococherry

When I want to make Vegan MMF, I follow the recipe on here - but I buy Vegan Marshamllows - I buy them at our vegan/health food store. You have to use a bit of extra PS, but it has the same texture. Also, the color of them is a bit... yellow-gold, so I always use coloring.

HTH



oh ya, vegan mm's, i forgot about those because our health food store doesn't carry them. they were too expensive to order online and pay for shipping and all that. so again, for me its not worth it to make my own vegan fondant. too much hassle for me! LOL,
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