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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 servings
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

210 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 38.8g 13% DV; fat 6.9g 11% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 45.9mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2013
This was a very simple and decent fondant. I could probably even use it to put over a cake it also tasted better than fondants bought at the store in my opinion. This also depends on what flavoring you use in the fondant.:) I didn't have light corn syrup so I used dark. The color was modified to a light brown but was perfect because I will be making rock candy geodes. Anyway it was a great consistency and if you need it to be firmer just add more cornstarch.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2013
The consistency was similar to MM fondant but it didn't taste as good and cracked when it was rolled and when handled to put on top of a cake no matter what I did. Tried this because I got caught without a bag of marshmellows but probably won't use again. Read More
(9)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2013
This was a very simple and decent fondant. I could probably even use it to put over a cake it also tasted better than fondants bought at the store in my opinion. This also depends on what flavoring you use in the fondant.:) I didn't have light corn syrup so I used dark. The color was modified to a light brown but was perfect because I will be making rock candy geodes. Anyway it was a great consistency and if you need it to be firmer just add more cornstarch.:) Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2013
Great taste! Better than store-bought. The texture was quite workable and the fondant held its shape. This was my first time making or using fondant and this recipe did the trick. I appreciated the simple ingredients too. I did experience some cracking with mine. I used the fondant to make flowers to decorate a cake mostly rolling it cutting out shapes and then molding those shapes. The largest flower was about 4" across and cracked slightly at the interior corners of the petals though it still held together. To avoid this I would advise that you gradually add extra cornstarch and powdered sugar; I made one of my batches a little too dry and that one had problems with cracking. I think getting the right consistency just takes practice. I didn't have clear vanilla so I used a spare amount of vanilla extract as well as a generous splash of almond flavoring. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2014
Don't use cornstarch. Roll f.dough in between to wax papers to not stick. Using too much conf.sugar will cause cracking. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2013
The consistency was similar to MM fondant but it didn't taste as good and cracked when it was rolled and when handled to put on top of a cake no matter what I did. Tried this because I got caught without a bag of marshmellows but probably won't use again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2015
Worked wonderfully! Just a hint though after mixing all the ingredients knead the fondant with some vegetable shortening it will put moisture back in the fondant and will help it not crack and be more pliable. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2017
I made it but it turned out sloppy and runny and it wouldn't go properly over my cake.?? Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/26/2017
Read the comments before I made this. Very very crumbly. Will be sticking with marshmallow from now on. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/07/2015
This recipe was easy to make but it was not easy for me to work with. It cracked and I could not get it on to my cake. I tried everything to get it to do what i needed it to but to no avail. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2015
No matter how much cornstarch I used it fell apart and cracked. It was good for in a pinch but my cake looks like my two year old did it. At least my cake is covered. Read More
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