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post #16 of 21
I have a pro line kitchen aid and I still do it by hand lol. I'm weird. I just like to feel it coming together I can gauge it better
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by morganchampagne View Post

I have a pro line kitchen aid and I still do it by hand lol. I'm weird. I just like to feel it coming together I can gauge it better

Me too. icon_wink.gif

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post #18 of 21
Me three! I used to use a dough hook in my kitchenaid to make fondat, but I switched to hand making it and like it much better. Definitely better feel for how much sugar it needs. I melt the marshmallows in a big glass bowl that has been greased with shortening, then add some powdered sugar and mix it in there to get it to hold toghether a bit better. Then I put the rest of the sugar on my clean glass table, pour the mixture on top and knead the sugar in like that. I use shortening to grease my hands, of course.

As for the color, you can use either Wilton or americolor white to make it whiter. I've tried adding violet, but even the tinies amount seemed to make it more gray than white.

I use a very high quality vanilla extract that definitely tints the fondant off white, but I refuse to give up great flavor for a bright bright white. Yes, it tastes "fine" without extract or with imitation clear extract, but I'm convinced that's why fondant gets a negative reputation. I want a great taste, not just good enough!
post #19 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?

If you are using your kitchenaid for fondant, make sure your motor is strong enough to handle it!  I have read stories of people ruining their machine because their machine was not one of the heavier duty ones.  If your machine is ok for bread dough, it should be ok for fondant. 

post #20 of 21
I have the cheapest kitchen aid they make and mine came with a bread hook so any kitchen aid should be able to handle the job based on that logic
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If you are using your kitchenaid for fondant, make sure your motor is strong enough to handle it!  I have read stories of people ruining their machine because their machine was not one of the heavier duty ones.  If your machine is ok for bread dough, it should be ok for fondant. 
. Having said that, I've never used it to make bread or fondant.
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by jennicake View Post

If you are using your kitchenaid for fondant, make sure your motor is strong enough to handle it!  I have read stories of people ruining their machine because their machine was not one of the heavier duty ones.  If your machine is ok for bread dough, it should be ok for fondant. 

Mine is a better model, it is just older.  I think it's about 12 years old now.  It's been used hard over those 12 years and it still acts like it's new out of the box.  So fingers crossed.  I've mixed some heavy duty cookie batters in that thing over the years, and haven't had any issues with those.

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