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post #121 of 125

I think this is the correct link.

 

http://cakecentral.com/a/michele-fosters-fondant

post #122 of 125

Yes, that is the recipe that I have. I forgot to mention that the first time I did it as stated in the recipe (2 Tbsp. butter and 2 Tbsp. glycerin). Then somewhere on here I came across the version with 3 Tbsp. each butter and glycerine and did that on the second batch. For try 3 I am doing the 2 Tbsp. version since that is what she states is correct and I'm just going to make sure that a) my cream isn't too cold and b) that I have plenty of time to just let the hot mixture cool on its own without having to resort to a water bath. The humidity here (south Louisiana) probably doesn't help matters, but I'll check the weather before making a batch.

--Lynette

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--Lynette

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post #123 of 125
Thank you very much for the recipe and extra info. Before adding all the powdered sugar my mixer began to smoke and stopped working. It's working fine now, but does that mean I added too much sugar? It's winter and the air is really dry so maybe it didn't need the full amount of sugar? I finished kneading by hand and it seemed fine but when I went to use it it seemed both sticky and dry. I played with it adding powdered sugar and glycerin but I don't think I ever got it right. Ultimately, I had to mix it with white Satin Ice because it took the color really well so it came out a little too dark. Worked great when I used it but I am anxious to try again using only the mmf.

My questions are, how do I know when to stop adding sugar? Can this recipe be multiplied or is that going to put too much strain on the mixer? Also, since this could be rolled out very thin, do you recommend using the same amounts as listed on the wilton fondant coverage chart or do you use less? Thanks in advance for your help.
post #124 of 125

I wanted to use your recipe for my brother's wedding cake. However, I wanted to see how big of a cake will one batch cover? My bottom tier will be 18", middle 14" and top 10". I have the added issue of I will be out of town when I have to assemble and decorate so I need to plan and make everything a few days ahead of time. 

post #125 of 125
Dang.. a ten inch TOP tier? Really?
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