Homemade fondant hardener recipe
Today I bring you a super trick: homemade fondant hardener recipe, which you surely have at home.
When we make a fondant figure, we always (or almost always) need it to dry as quickly as possible. We are impatient or rather, the client has notified us late. And now it’s time to hurry up.
Normally, I use cmc or tylose powder so the fondant dries faster. If you don’t know what it is, you can read it here. But if you are in a hurry or you have run out of it, you can use another product that you surely have at home.
First, let’s start at the beginning:
Fondant is an elastic mass that has moisture inside and is what allows us to handle and mold it as we please.
When that moisture is gone, that’s when the fondant dries. So we need a product that absorbs that moisture.
That product is cornstarch or corn flour. Sure you have at home and it’s easier than you thought, because you don’t have to mix anything.
How to use this homemade fondant hardener recipe?
Here comes the tricky part.
It is important that you know that this product should not replace cmc or tylose powder. That is, do not abuse cornstarch. You can use it on occasion but it is not the best option.
When you use it, try to use small pinches with the piece of fondant that you are going to make, but be careful not to go too far or you can make it dry too quickly and be very difficult to handle. How much quantity? It will depend on where you live: humidity, heat, temperature…
If you overdo it, you will know it quickly, since it will start to crack and there will be a rather ugly texture, which we do not want in our fondant figures.
I hope this homemade fondant hardener recipe has been useful to you, but remember that it is not the best option and that there are other much better ones.
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