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Is there a substitution for glycerin?

post #1 of 15
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I really would like to make a different fondant and it calls for glycerin. I cannot seem to find it anywhere! So, does anyone know if I can substitute glycerin for something else?
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post #2 of 15
you can use vegetable oil.
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post #3 of 15
Wilton do little bottles of glycerin
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You can buy glycerine at the drug store or health food store. Sun Harvest sells 16 oz bottles for $9. You can also buy a 2 oz bottle of wilton brand at Michaels or Hobby Lobby for about $2.
post #5 of 15
Good Q, I can't find glycerin here either! icon_rolleyes.gif
So I could substitute all the glycerin in a fondant recipe for vegetable oil with no ill effects or taste? icon_confused.gif
post #6 of 15
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I did go to Michaels and they didn't have any. I live in a very rural area and we don't have a health food store and Rite Aid doesn't carry glycerin...I've been looking everywhere! And for Michaels I have to drive an hour to get there.....
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post #7 of 15
Question #1: Is it too late to order it from Wilton.com?
Question #2: Could I get that recipe from you? icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif Pleeeeeeez
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post #8 of 15
On a "tips" thread, I read that someone subs in corn syrup.
post #9 of 15
you can find glycerin in the pharmacy aisle-- skin care products.


Also most recipes list it as optional so you can also try it without and see what you think.
post #10 of 15
CORN SYRUP!!

It be used in place of glycerine for anything I have tried, and vice-versa. It's just a tiny bit stickier than glycerine.
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post #11 of 15
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Thanks!!!

oh and the recipe I want to use is Michelle Fosters delicious fondant.
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post #12 of 15

Do you use the same amount of vegetable oil that you would have used glycerin? Plz respond asap.

post #13 of 15

Yes it is the samee amount of vegetable oil. Only, it is not that good in taffy because glycerin gives it creamier texture and sweeter taste.

post #14 of 15

any recipes for homemade fondant ? i really cannot find any glycerin or corn syrup around :/ last few shops im hoping will have which ill visit tomorrow :-P

 

thanks ;-D

post #15 of 15
My go to fondant is LMF (marshmallow). It's simple to make, easy to work with, and tastes great. Here is the recipe - http://artisancakecompany.com/2012/11/the-best-marshmallow-fondant-recipe-ever/

I guess it's semi-homemade considering the "secret ingredient" but its great
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