Wednesday, December 22, 2010


This recipe is by Lisa Mansour from New York Cakes I love this Fondant recipe since I found this recipe for Fondant a way back I never again bought those all ready made Fondants this one is a keeper and since then I always make this Fondant to decorate my cakes it works well I have tried other Fondant recipes but they never turned out as good as this one I also use this Fondant with some Tylose Powder when adding some Tylose Powder it will turn this Fondant into GumPaste I hope you enjoy working with this recipe as I do.

I used this Fondant recipe and added some Tylose Powder to make the Decorations on this Baby Shower Cake.


1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp of unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup of cold water
1/2 cup of glucose
2 Tbsp of shortening
1 Tbsp of glycerin
8 cups of sifted powdered sugar

*Step One*

(Setting the fondant gelatin)

The first thing we do is add the gelatin to the cold water. Then stir it and let it set until it's thicken this will take less than a minute.

*Step Two*

(Mix the fondant Ingredients)

The next step is to put the gelatin into the bottom of a double boiler pot and melt it.Once it's dissolved we're going to add the glucose and mix well. Then we're going to stir in the shortening and just before it's completely melted remove it from the heat then add the glycerin. This is the best time to add the flavor of your choice and you can add some color if you like for your fondant. You are going to let it cool until its lukewarm. Then add 4 cups of powdered sugar in a bowl and make a well.


If you don't have a double boiler pot you can do this In a one cup glass measuring cup add the water and sprinkle in the gelatin stir well and let it rest for till it thickens mean while get a pot with some water place on stove and heat up the water DO NOT LET THE WATER BOIL then turn off the heat then place the measuring cup in the hot water like a maria bath stir the gelatin until is a dissolved then add the glucose and stir well then add the shortening stir till its melted then remove from the pot and add the glycerin then let it cool until its lukewarm.

*Step Three*

(Knead the fondant)

Now pour the lukewarm gelatin into the well and stir with a spoon mixing in the sugar a little at a time until the stickiness disappears now remove the mixture from the bowl onto the remaining sugar and start kneading until the fondant is smooth and pliable till it doesn't stick to your hands if the fondant is to sticky add some more sugar if its to stiff then add a drop of water at a time.

*Step Four*

(Storing the fondant)

You can use the fondant immediately or store it in an air tight container in a cool dry place do not refrigerate or freeze the fondant always knead your fondant before you're ready to use it this recipe makes approximately 36 ounces of fondant which is enough to cover a 10 inch round cake.

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