Recipe by nicolesirotek400
This is a great tasting fondant that is very easy and cheap to make. It is much more cost effective than buying Wilton fondant and it tastes great too. I got this recipe from cakecentral.com. You can flavor this to taste like whatever you want, if using extracts use 1tsp of flavoring; if using candy flavorings (which are VERY concentrated) use no more than 4 drops of flavoring. Glycerin can be found in the cake decorating isle at your local craft store. If you do not have a container of gelatin you can purchase a box and use a single packet of gelatin.
Top Review by Momma Floyd
This recipe is AWESOME! I didn't have to add any extra sugar or shortneing- the recipe came out perfect! This was my first time making or even using fondant. I used a little more extract to my flavoring needs, but overall this recipe is wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing!
- 1 tablespoon gelatin
- 1⁄4 cup cold water
- 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup, and
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon glycerin
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 teaspoon of flavored extract
- 1 (2 lb) bagc&h powdered sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Pour water into a microwave safe bowl.
- Add gelatin and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Microwave for 20 second intervals until gelatin is dissolved.
- Add corn syrup and stir with fork.
- Add shortening and stir until melted.
- If shortening doesn't melt, microwave for 10 second intervals.
- Add flavoring(s).
- Pour your powdered sugar into a large bowl, making a well in the center.
- Add liquid mixture to powdered sugar.
- Using a greased wooden spoon carefully fold powdered sugar.
- Turn out fondant on to a greased surface and knead like bread dough.
- If fondant is dry add more shortening.
- If fondant is too sticky add more powdered sugar 1 tbsp at a time.
- Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and thin place in a zip lock bag; even better if you can vacuum seal it.
- Let sit for 24 hours; if you don't it will be too soft and sticky.