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post #16 of 23
I use Deb_'s recipe as well. It's great, but a lot of work. I go out and get Satin Ice now.
post #17 of 23
I am going to have to try to leave the marshmallows and sugar in the bowl until it is kneaded. I have been dumping the whole mess on the counter and making a mess. I bet this way is a whole lot easier! icon_redface.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #18 of 23
I'll add, one time I decided after making enough batches of standard recipe MMF I would do some experimenting. I tried adding various amounts of oils, corn syrup, shortening, extracts, water and dabbled in using less PS. I decided to do this simply because my fondant turns out really hard to knead and hurts my shoulders! LOL I figured there HAD to be an easier way!

-Well, I found that adding a few teaspoons of an oil (canola, vegetable etc) helped immensely with pliability and moisture but prevented it from hardening nearly as fast with regards to decorations.

-I found adding less PS than normal eventually caused the fondant to droop when you pick it up after rolling, and also caused the fondant to have the tiny air bubbles and larger air bubbles in it once applied to the cake. It also caused elephant skin.

-The corn syrup made it more pliable as well until I got to experimenting with more than 2 tbsp. That made it more sticky, I think.

The best finish was achieved when I added a small amount of oil and a small amount of corn syrup. The little air bubbles are from not having enough PS, and it drooping can be attributed to the same. I know this is a repeat of info, but something told me it wouldn't hurt to share anyway!
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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by Renaejrk

Michele's is the best! If you don't have any luck with the others, definitely give it a whirl!



I agree. It's the only one I use.
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post #20 of 23
Which recipe of Michele Foster's from here do you guys use?? There are three recipes posted. One is Michele Fosters Fondant, one is Michele Foster's Updated Fondant, and the other is Michele Foster's Delicious Fondant.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by Renaejrk

Michele's is the best! If you don't have any luck with the others, definitely give it a whirl!



I agree. It's the only one I use.



i love mff too! one question though for those who used it, do you ever weigh the gelatin? if so, what are coming up with? thanks!
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post #22 of 23
TheDomesticDiva - I use her updated fondant recipe and use 3 tablespoons of knox gelatin even though it's a typo (it's supposed to be 2 tablespoons). My fondant tastes good and is easy to decorate with. Just remember to let it sit at least 6-7 hours (overnight is best) and knead, knead, knead before using. I do coat my hands with Crisco when I knead.
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post #23 of 23
Could you be using the wrong type of PS? I took a class once and the teacher said to only use a certain brand- the kind they sell at Costco. The Costco kind is cheap!

She also said to use a name-brand marshmallow, not a store-brand. Marshmallows also need to be fresh.

I live in the desert and can not keep marhsmallows on hand. I have to buy them as needed.

Any thoughts on this/
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