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I've been making marshmallow fondant off late after watching the Craftsy class by Jessica Harris, it's a brilliant recipe and I absolutely love the fondant, it's smooth, pliable and very yummy! 
I've got my customers coming back and asking about the fondant coz it's so very tasty! 
Although my only issue is that I never manage to get it super pure white. Any idea how I can make it white? I do use a bit of vanilla extract which is brown, but I use very little - about 1/4 tsp for a bag of marshmallows. Is it because of that? Or the corn syrup I use is of the brand Karo and it has a slight yellowy tinge to it. 
It'd be great if someone can help me with this :) 
Thanks! 

post #2 of 21
If you want a pure white fondant don't put anything in it that has color. Use clear extracts.
post #3 of 21
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If you want a pure white fondant don't put anything in it that has color. Use clear extracts.


What manddi said. I make MMF too but I don't add the flavor & it tastes fine.  It's white! I use a bag of marshmallows, 5 TBSP of water and microwave that for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Then add about 3/4 of a bag of confectioner sugar and stir, stir, stir. Then I take it out of the bowl and keep adding the confectioner sugar little by little and knead the fondant.  It's super easy and fairly quick, tastes yummy and is white! Hope this helps...

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post #4 of 21
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I'll try doing that! Thanks :) 
Also, I think the corn syrup makes it a bit more pliable? Is it fine without it? 

post #5 of 21
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I'll do that next time! Thanks! :) 

post #6 of 21

If it's a little off-white, add a tiny drop of violet food coloring to the melted marshmallows before you knead in the powdered sugar and it will off set the yellowish tint. I don't use corn syrup, it can make it sticky, if you want to make it more pliable, add some shortening (crisco) to it.

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post #7 of 21
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Oh perfect! I'll try that too :) 

post #8 of 21
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What manddi said. I make MMF too but I don't add the flavor & it tastes fine.  It's white! I use a bag of marshmallows, 5 TBSP of water and microwave that for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Then add about 3/4 of a bag of confectioner sugar and stir, stir, stir. Then I take it out of the bowl and keep adding the confectioner sugar little by little and knead the fondant.  It's super easy and fairly quick, tastes yummy and is white! Hope this helps...

If you have a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, that works great for mixing/kneading your fondant. I use mine and I love it for that.

post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by saharlatheef View Post

I've been making marshmallow fondant off late after watching the Craftsy class by Jessica Harris, it's a brilliant recipe and I absolutely love the fondant, it's smooth, pliable and very yummy! 
I've got my customers coming back and asking about the fondant coz it's so very tasty! 
Although my only issue is that I never manage to get it super pure white. Any idea how I can make it white? I do use a bit of vanilla extract which is brown, but I use very little - about 1/4 tsp for a bag of marshmallows. Is it because of that? Or the corn syrup I use is of the brand Karo and it has a slight yellowy tinge to it. 
It'd be great if someone can help me with this :) 
Thanks! 

I added some Americolor Bright White and I think that helped mine looked whiter.  I also use the Karo Syrup in mine. 

post #10 of 21
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If you have a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, that works great for mixing/kneading your fondant. I use mine and I love it for that.

Oh that's awesome! I've never used it for kneading fondant. I do have a KitchenAid but I thought it wouldn't turn out right!
post #11 of 21
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I added some Americolor Bright White and I think that helped mine looked whiter.  I also use the Karo Syrup in mine. 

That's brilliant! Just that we don't get Americolors in Dubai, I'll try buying it online and try it icon_smile.gif
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post #12 of 21
use the caro lilly white corn syrup, thats what i use adn mine is always white
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post #13 of 21
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If you have a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, that works great for mixing/kneading your fondant. I use mine and I love it for that.


I have a Kitchen Aid and I want to try this the next time I make it.  Believe it or not my boss at my full time job told me to do the same thing.  He has no clue about cakes and always questions me when I tell him what is in cakes or icing... But I thought he might be onto something.  Do you use the dough hook for this?

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post #14 of 21
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I have a Kitchen Aid and I want to try this the next time I make it.  Believe it or not my boss at my full time job told me to do the same thing.  He has no clue about cakes and always questions me when I tell him what is in cakes or icing... But I thought he might be onto something.  Do you use the dough hook for this?

Yes, I do use the dough hook.  Just make sure to coat the bowl and dough hook with Crisco, so the fondant doesn't stick.  I can't even imagine making the fondant by hand. I love using my Kitchen Aid.  I hope you find it makes the process so much easier. I just made some black fondant and I added the black Americolor to my melted marshmallows, then added the powdered sugar.

post #15 of 21
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Yes, I do use the dough hook.  Just make sure to coat the bowl and dough hook with Crisco, so the fondant doesn't stick.  I can't even imagine making the fondant by hand. I love using my Kitchen Aid.  I hope you find it makes the process so much easier. I just made some black fondant and I added the black Americolor to my melted marshmallows, then added the powdered sugar.


Believe me it is quit the goopy mess!!!  I can't wait to try it in there next time I have to make it.  I've seen it done in the food processor but never heard of the Kitchen Aid until like I said my boss suggested it.  He has some good ideas sometimes...lol

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