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post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 
Good Morning,
I am new to this forum (not new to baking though) and I have a question regarding Fondant. I am not big into fondant but it seems like I am getting more and more requests for cakes decorated with Fondant. I actually made a real cute Flower cake a couple of days ago but now thinking about it, it might would have been nicer if it was covered in Fondant.

Anyhow, is it worth it making your own fondant? Or should I go ahead and just buy it? Thank you so much icon_smile.gif

Here is a picture of the cake I made icon_smile.gif



And the inside

post #2 of 37

I am very new to fondant as well and I have to say the Marshmallow fondant is way easy.It is cheap to make and easy to make.It makes it so even people like myself can play with fondant.I have even played with putting flavors into it for the people that do not want just normal. Look up a recipe and go for it, you really will be satisfied.

post #3 of 37

It's all about time. Fondant recipes are generally easy to make, but the time it takes to look up the recipe, buy ingredients, prep utensils, prep ingredients, mixing, cleanup, etc. can be not worthwhile to some people. So if you have time and price that extra time into your cakes, then go for it. If it's one more headache, then buy it.

post #4 of 37
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your response. Is there a go to recipe for marshmallow fondant?
post #5 of 37

I use this one...there are so many out there and most are the same..

http://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/Fondant.htm

post #6 of 37
This is my favorite MMF recipe: http://cakecentral.com/recipe/rhondas-ultimate-mmf I like it because it's not as sickly sweet as a basic MMF recipe (the lemon juice and salt cut the sweetness), and I usually have the ingredients on hand. I've used it to cover wedding cakes and to make ruffles. It works well.

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All this cake, and I've gained too much weight. LOL! I am now....The Cake Runner!

 

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http://letsgetcaking.blogspot.com/

 

All this cake, and I've gained too much weight. LOL! I am now....The Cake Runner!

 

http://thecakerunner.blogspot.com/

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post #7 of 37
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Originally Posted by uberathlete View Post

It's all about time. Fondant recipes are generally easy to make, but the time it takes to look up the recipe, buy ingredients, prep utensils, prep ingredients, mixing, cleanup, etc. can be not worthwhile to some people. So if you have time and price that extra time into your cakes, then go for it. If it's one more headache, then buy it.

This. We used to make our own fondant (usually MMF, sometimes MFF) but once we opened a storefront, it made more sense to save time by buying it. 

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post #8 of 37
Thread Starter 
Like I said, I am just getting started with Fondant and don't wanna waste lots of money. I will probably try the Marshmallow recipe instead of buying Glucose and all those ingredients wilton calls for
post #9 of 37
Make it! Mmf fun and easy. I make mine.
post #10 of 37

If i make a cake with a fresh cream filling and is covered in fondant, how do i go about storing it until the next day? Coz i've seen many threads saying that the condensation after taking out of the fridge can spoil the work on the fondant. Please Help! xx

post #11 of 37

MMF is very messy and sticky and takes a long time to clean up, but it's inexpensive.  Michelle Foster's Fondant, although having many ingredients, is easy, delicious and doesn't take half the time to clean up when done.  

I will never purchase fondant again, it's too expensive.

post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by Norasmom View Post

MMF is very messy and sticky and takes a long time to clean up, but it's inexpensive.  Michelle Foster's Fondant, although having many ingredients, is easy, delicious and doesn't take half the time to clean up when done.  
I will never purchase fondant again, it's too expensive.

Thank you. Please remind me again, which one is her recipe?
post #13 of 37

It's on here, just do a search for Michelle Foster Fondant.

post #14 of 37
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Originally Posted by sweetheart1978 View Post

If i make a cake with a fresh cream filling and is covered in fondant, how do i go about storing it until the next day? Coz i've seen many threads saying that the condensation after taking out of the fridge can spoil the work on the fondant. Please Help! xx


I refrigerate all my cakes, even fondant.  It will get condensation on it, just don't touch it, it will dry and be good as new. icon_smile.gif

post #15 of 37

I agree that the MMF is way more messy. There may be more ingredients and more steps to MFF but I recommend it.  I made MFF a couple days ago for the first time and I am in love!  I didn't cover a cake in it so I can't comment on that but I did use it for accents.  The texture was wonderful which made kneading it feel calming, which we sometimes need in caking, don't weicon_razz.gif  It was also easier for me tocolor and roll out than MMF.  I suggest you make both of them once and see what works for you best.  On the other hand, if I owned a storefront that covered the cost of buying it, I would totally buy iticon_wink.gif

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