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finding ingredients for fondant icing

I am into cake making these days and want to try out fondant icing. Does anyone know where I can get ingredients such as gelatin, corn syrup, glycerin, veg. shortening etc. Would the local Coop or Migros have it? and if so does anyone know the German terms for these products? also does anyone know where I can get food coloring in paste form instead of those liquid ones sold at the supermarkets?

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Re: finding ingredients for fondant icing

http://www.englishforum.ch/other-gen...cake-info.html

http://www.englishforum.ch/other-gen...hlight=fondant
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Re: finding ingredients for fondant icing

I have seen a-ma-zing stuff for making cakes at coop and migros (I would even say that more offer at coop). I have seen something that looks like play-dough to cut out your own decorations and that is marzipan or something else that i cannot remember. If you are not looking for something super special, I bet you will find everything in a big Coop or Migros.
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Re: finding ingredients for fondant icing

Try my place

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Re: finding ingredients for fondant icing

thanks crumbs. i just visited your website and the stuff you have is amazing. i just want to try making my own fondant, so would you have stuff like glycerin, and corn syrup etc. to sell? where are you situated? i have some stuff like food coloring to buy as well.

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Re: finding ingredients for fondant icing

Hi Tanuja,

We don't have a "real-life" shop. You can order online. Everything we feature online is actually in our store room in Zurich, ready for immediate dispatch. We use Swiss post to ship goods.

You can pick up goods from us in Zurich (near Kreuzplatz). For this method, please place a regular order and choose the pick-up option. I will then contact you to arrange an appointment for pick-up (preferably mornings and evenings) and to give you directions. You are welcome to view items when picking up before actually deciding to buy.

This is a secret, but, in about a week there will be a large supply of new items from Wilton coming in from the US. There will be some glycerin coming then too...

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Re: finding ingredients for fondant icing

Just in case Crumbs doesn't have what you need.....
you could try www.squires-shop.com and go to the sugarcraft section, I've used them several times, they're quick to deal with orders and have a massive selection of everything you could possibly need for cake decorating.
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Re: finding ingredients for fondant icing

hi again crumbs
i will place an order soon for some glycerin and food coloring. i guess migros or coop should have corn syrup, i just need to investigate a bit. i am glad you are around with all these nice cake stuff. i can plan out an exciting birthday cake for my twins' birthday in Feb

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Re: finding ingredients for fondant icing

Have you ever thought about making your own?

http://www.cakecentral.com/article47...ndant-MMF.html
  • 1 - 16 oz bag regular or miniature marshmallows
  • 1 - 2 lb bag confectioner's sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons flavoring (I've used vanilla and butavan; both taste really good)
  • Shortening
  • cornstarch

Good luck!
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Re: finding ingredients for fondant icing

Thanks a lot for your link. I am quite keen on making my own fondant. Marshmallows are not available here except for a particular brand that is very rubbery and artificial tasting. I am going to try rolled out butter cream fondant instead. My fingers are crossed!
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Re: finding ingredients for fondant icing

Hi Tanuja

I have also picked up an interest for baking and facing the same problem as you are. Have you managed to find those stuff you need for in Migros or Coop? I am also wondering if you know what vegetable shortening is called is German.

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Re: finding ingredients for fondant icing

I believe you can find a vegetable shortening made by Unilever called Sais from Coop. They have Sais Astra 10 with 10% butter fat and Sais Astra Cocos made from Coconut fat. They are found in the section with cooking oil. Probably lower shelf.

I have also found another called "Gourmet Bratbutter" found in the butter section of Coop and the cooking oil section of Migros. It looks like clarified butter (Ghee)?
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Re: finding ingredients for fondant icing

Hi, thanks so much for the link and recipe Marshmallow fondant. I take a cake for my daughters birthday. I make a wigwam, the theme was nativ american... I am first really uncertain, I didn't eat fondant before and I try it out, after I found ingridiens. Wow, it's yummy... the kids loved the cake and the other too...
But can you help me, how can I evently color the fondant? I needed liquidcolor from Denner/ Migros... after then it was marblet... !?
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Hi, thanks so much for the link and recipe Marshmallow fondant. I take a cake for my daughters birthday. I make a wigwam, the theme was nativ american... I am first really uncertain, I didn't eat fondant before and I try it out, after I found ingridiens. Wow, it's yummy... the kids loved the cake and the other too...
But can you help me, how can I evently color the fondant? I needed liquidcolor from Denner/ Migros... after then it was marblet... !?
You should use paste (gel) colours for colouring sugarpaste/roll-out icing/marzipan. Liquid colours will make the icing sticky and not workable. It's also worth mentioning that the supermarket colours have more water and less pigments than the professional quality liquid colours - you get what you pay for.

See this tutorial by Carol Deacon on how to colour sugarpaste:

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Re: finding ingredients for fondant icing

Regarding corn syrup, you can make it yourself if can can't find any easily: http://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-...le-syrup-74080
I tried this recipe because I needed corn syrup for a marshmallow recipe (homemade marshmallows are HEAVEN!).
You'll find cream of tartar easily at any drug store / pharmacy. It's called Weinstein in German ("vaynshtayn"). The other little challenge is the "soft ball stage" - see this page: http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking.../softball.html
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