Fondant Recipes

Looking for fondant recipes? Allrecipes has more than 10 trusted fondant recipes complete with ratings, reviews and serving tips.

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Rolled Fondant

Rating: Unrated
Makes a perfectly smooth coating for cakes. Roll it out to 1/4 inch thickness for best results. Glucose and glycerin can be found at most cake decorating supply stores. You may color it with three drops of whatever food coloring you desire.

Rolling Fondant

Rating: Unrated
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.

Marshmallow Fondant

Rating: Unrated
This is a very easy (and a little sticky at times) way to make a delicious fondant. It's great on cakes, cookies, or just for your little ones to play with! Leftovers will save in a tightly sealed container for a few weeks.
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Rolled Buttercream Fondant

Rating: Unrated
Great rolled fondant recipe for cakes or cookies. Tastes like buttercream frosting.

Cake Fondant

Rating: Unrated
A quick fondant. If you want colored fondant, add a dash of food coloring and knead.

Home Made Rolled Fondant

Rating: Unrated
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.

Homemade Marzipan

Can cover in chocolate or use as a substitute for fondant. Keeps for up to a month in the refrigerator and 6 months in the freezer.

Poured Fondant Petit Four Icing

A beautiful, shiny petit four icing with a hint of butter in the taste. Simple, easily colored, and a bit more opaque than most petit four icings. It can also be used on larger cakes if desired, but the sides of the cake will sometimes get a bit lumpy, so it's not something you'd want to use for large cakes on display. You may add food coloring, if desired.

Chocolate Marshmallow Fondant

A chocolate version of the very popular marshmallow fondant.

Quick Pour Fondant Icing

Rating: Unrated
This is a great fondant recipe that can be tinted with paste food color if desired. Pour over the top of cakes or petit fours to make a perfectly smooth and glossy surface. Excess fondant can be stored, tightly covered, in refrigerator for weeks. Reheat to use again. Recipe may be doubled or tripled.

Quick Pour Chocolate Fondant

Rating: Unrated
This is a great Chocolate Fondant recipe. Pour over the top of cakes or petits fours to make a perfectly smooth and glossy surface. Excess fondant can be stored, tightly covered, in refrigerator for weeks. Reheat to use again.

Fondant for Chocolate Cherries

Rating: Unrated
Chocolate cherries fondant. I use this inside the chocolate shell. It melts into a great liquid within 5 days. It is imperative to sift the powdered sugar.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rolled Buttercream Fondant

"I love this recipe. One thing that should be mentioned when using fondant: you have to put a thin layer of frosting on the cake first for the fondant to stick." – sketchy_larry

Marshmallow Fondant

"Awesome! Tasty and easy peasy. Will be using again." – Ashley Booth