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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:37 am 
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excuse my general lack of baking knowledge but ive been baking up a lot of cupcakes lately and frankly i fail at making vegan frosting so i thought maybe if i could play with fondant my cupcakes would look less sad.

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what the heck is fondant?
how do you make it?
is it vegan?

i saw buckets of buttercream fondant at a craft store which kind of freaked me out. im assuming by the words "butter" & "cream" that this one wasnt vegan (LOL) but if there was such a thing as vegan fondant in a bucket is that ok to use? the idea of a bucket of fondant on a craft store shelf freaks me out for some reason

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I remember somebody posting about making fondant flowers and recommending a fondant brand: http://www.sugar-skull.com/blog/167

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 Post subject: Re: fondant
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:08 am 
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I searched and found this blog post
http://www.missionvegan.com/boozy-pirate-cake/

If you search google for vegan fondant, there are some recipes and other things that can help you.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:21 am 
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interesting!! thank you for both links!

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 Post subject: Re: fondant
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:25 am 
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When you say fondant do you mean the roll-out white icing you use to cover cakes thats sorta like Playdough, or the pourable stuff?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:32 am 
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i mean the play dough stuff. not sure what pourable fondant is????

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 Post subject: Re: fondant
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:10 pm 
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My sister just bought some rolled fondant from Walmart, I think it was Wilton. I looked through the ingredients and it looked vegan?

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 Post subject: Re: fondant
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:22 pm 
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Always check the ingredients. Traditional rolled fondant includes gelatin and can include butter or animal shortening. Vegetable shortening is more common now, but most manufacturers still use gelatin.

It's pretty cheap and easy to make if you can find a supplier for food-grade glycerine. Grab a recipe and replace the gelatin with agar agar. Otherwise, it's almost entirely confectioner's sugar and syrup.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:36 pm 
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i dont think ive ever seen glycerine anywhere (not that i was looking for it)
i will check out the tubs at the craft store to see whats in them. im guessing the buttercream one is a no-no ;-) but maybe they have some other ones.

thanks :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:37 pm 
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I found the Wilton box and here are the ingredients:
Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Water, Glyercine, Tapioca Starch, Gum Tragacanth, Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Artificial Flavor, Sodium Acetate, Acetic Acid.

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 Post subject: Re: fondant
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I've even made it without the glycerine. It wasn't as easy to work with as it should be; it felt dry and tended to crack, especially when it was rolled thinly, and I think the lack of glycerine was responsible. I didn't consider the result to be of professional quality, but it successfully covered a sheet cake.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:44 pm 
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Here's is Mihl's recipe for rolled fondant

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:02 pm 
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LisaPunk wrote:
i dont think ive ever seen glycerine anywhere (not that i was looking for it)
i will check out the tubs at the craft store to see whats in them. im guessing the buttercream one is a no-no ;-) but maybe they have some other ones.

thanks :-)

Wilton does sell glycerin, which you should be able to find at the craft store where you found the fondant, but I'm not sure if it's vegan or not--you may have to email them.

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