Easy Rolled Fondant

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by sweetdelicates

no glycerin or gelatin needed

Top Review by amberh_09

This did not work at all! I was so frustrated in the end, because it didn't even stick together like true fondant should. I followed the directions to a tee and it turned out hard to work with and was falling apart. Plus, it tasted like pure powdered sugar. Not a recipe I would ever use again or suggest to other people.


  1. Combine the 2-1/2 cups sugar and the water in a saucepan on the stove. Boil the mixture until a syrup is formed.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar syrup and the shortening and mix well.
  3. Add the vanilla flavoring to the sugar and shortening mix.
  4. Slowly add the confectioner's sugar, mixing continuously until a thick dough begins to form.
  5. Knead the dough by hand until stiff.
  6. Lay the dough on a cool, flat area dusted with confectioner's sugar and roll out with a rolling pin coated in confectioner's sugar to 1/8-inch thinner, drape over the cake.

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