Home Made Rolled Fondant


Homemade fondant without the added expensive ingredients like glucose or glycerin. Works great for cake designs of all sorts such as modeling figures, covering cakes, decorating, etc. Add your choice of food coloring.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
30 servings


  • 1 cup light corn syrup

  • 1 cup vegetable shortening

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, or as needed

  • 1 (32 ounce) package confectioners' sugar, or as needed


  1. Mix corn syrup, vegetable shortening, and salt in a large bowl. Beat in clear vanilla extract and cornstarch. Slowly stir in confectioners' sugar, about 1 cup at a time, mixing in the sugar thoroughly each time before adding the next cup. Fondant will become increasingly stiff; if too sticky, add more cornstarch and confectioners' sugar to make an easily-workable dough.

  2. Turn fondant onto a work surface generously dusted with cornstarch; roll to desired thickness.

Cook's Note:

This recipe will cover a 9x13-inch cake with extra for figures and decorating or 2 9x13-inch cakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
7g Fat
39g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 33g
Calcium 2mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.