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The function of glycerine in fondant

What is the function of glyceine in fondant? Is there a specific grade of glycerine used for fondant? I ask this because the one I buy in the bakery store looks no different than the one I see ...
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Why did my fondant tear? [closed]

I am having issues with my fondant tearing and cracking. I experimented a lot but didn't get the satisfactory results? What could be going wrong? Some possibilities I thought of: Am I using too much ...
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What's the difference between confit and fondant potato?

So they both seem to always require relatively long cooking in some kind of liquid containing fat. The only difference I seem to be able to find is the shaping of the potato and colouring of it by ...
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Mixing Fondant Icing to make Pink

I have some White and Red Fondant icing left over from a cake I made recently, I have another cake to make for my mother in-law, and need Pink icing. If I mix the white and red together, will I get ...
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Detailed information about a 1st tooth cake design

In the following image which is a 1st tooth cake, are the crowns and the tooth made of fondant? Where can I learn about such designs online?
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Butter cream icing substitutions for covering the cake with fondant

Is it Okay to have whipped cream icing before covering the cake with fondant? I don't have enough time to make butter cream so I would know other alternatives that could be used in this case. I have ...
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Chocolate fondant vs. liquid chocolate cake

What is the difference between chocolate fondant and liquid chocolate cake? They are quite similar and visually indistinguishable.
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Does using dark corn syrup instead of light affect the white color I usually get making fondant?

The recipe calls for light corn syrup but I couldn't find light corn syrup and would like to use dark instead. Does it affect the color I get at the end (before adding icing colors)?
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What are marshmallows?

What are marshmallows and how are they made?
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How to make a cover for a molten cake?

I recently visited a restaurant called Zuma, and they had this unbelievable chocolate molten cake. As you can see they have a cover on top, like a sheet of chocolate. How would one make this? I am ...
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How to travel with a cake overseas?

I am planning to make a white or dark chocolate mudcake and take it from Australia to India in a month's time. I also need to ganache and fondant the cake either before or after the flight. So, I need ...
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How to save hardened fondant?

I make cakes with fondant decorations and figurines. To harden the fondant for these figurines, I add tylose or CMC powder. Sometimes, I just color the white fondant to get the desired color without ...
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What is on top of this and how do you make it?

Chocolate fondant picture on yelp. As you can see this is a picture of a chocolate fondant. However what is on top of it? I have seen this many times.
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Best way to stabilize wedding cake tiers

I am baking a 3 tier wedding cake for August. It will consist of 2 white layers and 1 chocolate layer in the middle. I am covering these layers with white fondant. Should I rather stabilize these ...
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Fondant recipe with egg white. Are there health risks?

I use this fondant recipe to make Peppermint creams. The mixture uses one egg white to make 35 candies. The candies are left in the fridge for 24 hours to set. Questions 1) What makes the candies ...
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Ganache by pouring before fondanting a cake

in a few days, I will be trying to create a buttock shaped cake (back and buttocks). I want the fondant to look very smooth and want to ganache the cake to have a smooth effect. I will be using dark ...
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How to prevent fondant from crumbling?

I am making fondant based on this recipe and it keeps on cracking when I try to lift it. Any suggestions on fixing this? Someone told me to add Glycerin. Will this work?
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Can Wilton cake fondant be kept in freezer?

My mom put a package of Wilton cake fondant in the freezer by mistake. Will it still usable once thawed and, would you thaw it now or just before its intended use?
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Edible supports for a fondant palm tree

I am working on a zoo themed cake for a 2 year old. I have made all the animals and added a piece of spaghetti through the body and attached the head on it to keep everything edible on the cake as its ...
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Can fondant be frozen before covering the cake?

I am making a shoe box cake for a birthday and am freaking out a bit about the sharp edges on the cake. So, I was thinking about cutting out fondant to exact sizes for the sides of the shoebox and ...