Although I love my fondant recipe for it's taste and workability, as soon as I add any amount of color, my fondant turns from a beautifully pliable soft dough to a "sugar cookie" consistency, Although as tasty as sugar cookie dough is, noone is going to be able to cover a cake with it....NOONE!
So, the following pics and tips are my solution to fall apart fondant. I hope it works as well for you as it does for me :)
Step 3 - Magic ingredient #1
Step 4- magic ingredient #2 & 3
It needs time to set-up. In the mean time, wash your hands with a scouring pad because tylose powder does not wash off easy. This is not a great time to tell you, but you might have wanted to wear gloves about 5 steps ago....oops!
Step 6 & 7 (step 6 is optional) with a side of step 4
Jenn & Melissa
Cake Sisters Moncton
-Unfortunetly, tylose powder is not the most readily available substance. I order mine on e-bay, but you can also get it @ Golda's kitchen or amazon.ca
-You can get glycerine at Michaels or Bulk Barn. If you do not have either one in your area, try Wal-mart. Sometimes they carry a small cake decorator section in their store. Worse case scenario, you can also order this online. You NEED to order food grade glycerine, not medical grade.
I use this fondant recipe. It is great for plain white fondant but I think anytime you add color to fondant it is hard to get a workable product, therefore I use the above method. I have tried adding gel color to the mixing period (I mix my fondant primarily in my standing mixer) but with little success.
-I use Nicholas Lodge's Gumpaste recipe...I love it!!! No improvements needed :)
-I tried this method with 4 seperate pieces of fondant ranging from 1/2 pound to 2 1/2 pounds. It was sucessful on each piece. Just have patience and let it set-up. I cannot stress this enough. Just breath......
-I'm not sure how this works once the fondant is resting overnight, a week, two weeks but for comparsion I'm doing just that and will post my results next weekend :)
-You can't just add water in place of glycerine. It is not the same and will not work the same. Please save yourself the heart ache and stress of doing that to save a few bucks (literally), it is NOT worth it!
-And last but not least, feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this blog. I'll try to answer them the best I can :)