Rolling Fondant

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Fondant is a smooth sugar paste cake coating that is rolled out with a rolling pin. The smoothness of this icing allows you to decorate a cake more extravagantly then you can with your typical icing. If you have ever wondered how professionals got their cakes to look so smooth, this is the secret.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin

  • ¼ cup water

  • ½ cup corn syrup

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons shortening

  • 8 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ cup cornstarch, for rolling out the dough

Directions

  1. Place gelatin and water in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until gelatin is melted. Remove from heat.

  2. Combine the corn syrup, vegetable oil, shortening, and confectioners' sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Turn the mixer on low, and add the gelatin mixture. Beat on low speed until a paste is formed. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to let harden slightly.

  3. To use, roll the fondant to 1/4 inch thickness, using cornstarch to coat the work surface and the rolling pin. Transfer fondant by rolling it around the rolling pin. Place fondant over cake and unroll it, stretching it into place as necessary. Use a paring knife to cut away the excess. Store unused fondant in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
3g Fat
70g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Total Sugars 62g
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.