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Friday, September 7, 2012

How to prepare fondant?

For all cakers, making fondant is one challenge. Getting the right consistency and texture is indeed a difficult task. But it can be made easy with the right steps!

Thanks to Shraddha rai, here comes a post on how to make fondant.

This was a recipe that I got from some online site a year ago and made modifications as needed! and it sure works fine!

The total preparation time is approximately 10 hours and the prepared fondant covers a 9-inch x 4 inch cake.


    2 pounds confectioner's sugar, sifted
    1/4 cup cold water
    1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
    1/2 cup glucose or white corn syrup
    1 1/2 tablespoons glycerine
    1 teaspoon desired flavoring. Note: Color might change as per the flavoring.

Preparation Steps:

1. Add the water in a small pan and sprinkle the gelatin on top to soften for about 5 minutes.

2. Begin to heat the mixture and stir until the gelatin is dissolved and clear. Do not boil. Turn off the heat and add the glucose and glycerine, stirring until well blended. Add the flavoring.

3. In a large bowl, add the sifted sugar and create a well in the center.

4. Pour the water and gelatin mixture into the well of sugar, and mix until all of the sugar is blended.

5. Use hands to knead icing until it becomes stiff. Add small amounts of confectioner's sugar if the mixture is sticky.

6. Form the mixture into a ball and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Place in an airtight container.

This icing works best if allowed to rest at room temperature for about 9-10 hours before using, particularly if the weather is humid. Do not refrigerate.

And here is one of my fondant cakes!

Hope this helps!

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