Vegan Fondant

"This is a great substitute for marshmallow fondant or rolled fondant. If you're vegan you probably know that marshmallows and gelatin are not vegan. Use agar agar flakes as a substitute for the gelatin and if you're out of Glucose, substitute with light corn syrup. The light corn syrup will make the fondant softer though."
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Ready In:
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  • 1 tablespoon agar-agar flakes
  • 2 teaspoons agar-agar flakes
  • 14 cup cold water
  • 12 cup liquid glucose (There is a glucose mixture that Wilton sells, but you can use light corn syrup, you'll just get a so)
  • 2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 tablespoon glycerin
  • 8 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (about 2 lbs., 8 cups is a lot, plan on using more like 6. The 8 really makes it stiff and dry or cra)
  • food coloring, as desired (icing color)
  • flavoring, as desired


  • Combine agar flakes and cold water; let stand until thick. Place mixture on stove and boil 5 minutes, or until dissolved. Remove from stove add glucose and shortening, and mix until shortening dissolves. Add glycerin, flavoring and color. Cool until lukewarm (should happen pretty quickly). Next, place 4 cups confectioner's sugar in a bowl and make a well. Pour the lukewarm agar mixture into the well and stir with a wooden spoon, mixing in sugar and adding more, a little at a time, until stickiness disappears. Knead in remaining sugar. Knead until the fondant is smooth, pliable and does not stick to your hands. If fondant is too soft, add more sugar; if too stiff, add water (a drop at a time). Use fondant immediately or store in airtight container in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate or freeze. When ready to use, knead again until soft.
  • This recipe makes approximately 36 oz., enough to cover a 10 x 4 inches high cake.

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I'm a new mother to a very adventurous 1 yr old. Other than spending quality time with my daughter I enjoy cooking/baking. The cherry on top is photographing it. I really enjoy food photography. I am a novice but practice makes perfect. Almost forgot to mention that I'm Vegan so hopefully my reviews are helpful to anyone interested in dairy-free cooking. Unless you follow a recipe exactly, don't give it a review or any stars if it isn't any good. It's not fair to the OP. Follow directions and use the listed ingredients and then rave/rant about it.
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