Fondant Icing Recipe

by Tyler

Fondant icing is a flexible icing with dough like consistency, which turns your cake or cupcakes into absolute stunners. Nurture your artistic instinct and sculpt out a gorgeous, embellished cake with fondant icing.

When it comes to making your cupcakes look better, fondant icing surely scores better than any other traditional butter cream frosting. They are perfect for decorating cupcakes on any occasions, wedding being the most popular one.

A supersaturated mixture of sucrose in water along with gelatine, food-grade glycerine and powdered sugar make up a soft and pliable fondant icing. It is kneaded with artificial colours to make the cake more charming.

Though fondant is actually tasteless, you can add a variety of flavors, such as marshmallow, to increase its taste appeal.

Many varieties of fondants exist in the market but they can be an expensive option to adorn large cakes or large quantities of cupcakes.

Though making fondant at home usually scares people away but a perfect fondant icing recipe can actually turn it into an easy and exciting process. All you need to do is unwind yourself and have fun with fondant.

Be careful to make the fondant in room temperature on a smooth working surface for best results. If you have any leftovers with you, shape it up
into a candy and dip into chocolate. Hence, decorate your cake with your home-made fondant icing for your next party and amaze everyone with your culinary skills!

2 ¾ cups granulated sugar.
¼ tsp cream of tartar
1 ½ cup water
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
½ tsp flavour of your choice
Food colouring (optional)

Mix granulated sugar and cream of sugar into water and cook over low heat to dissolve the sugar.

Turn up the heat to medium and cook to 226 degrees on candy thermometer; do not stir.

Transfer to a double boiler and cool the mixture to 110 degrees F.

Beat in powdered sugar until the icing coats the spoon but is thin enough for pouring.

Add extract of your desired flavour and food colour according to your preference.

Return it back into the double boiler, over hot water.

Add powdered sugar while maintaining the previous consistency.

Fondant icing is ready.

Tyler, thanks so much for submitting your fondant icing recipe.

I agree that people can be scared off from making fondant. Once you have made fondant the first time and had fun decorating your cupcakes and even making little fondant decorations you realize how much you enjoyed it and you will be back to do it again.


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