Thursday, 2 December 2010

An Easy Rolled Fondant Recipe (Ready Rolled Icing)

An Easy Rolled Fondant Recipe

This recipe makes enough to cover an 8 - 9 inch cake like the one in this picture. Once you have decorated your cake do not put it in the fridge as it will make it go sticky!


1/2 oz.   unflavored gelatin
1/4 c.     cold water
3/4 oz.   glycerine
1/2 c.     liquid glucose
2 lbs.      confectioner's sugar (Icing Sugar)

1.    In the top of a double boiler, place gelatin and water. Allow the gelatin to soak for     5 minutes.

2.   Set this mixture over bottom of double boiler, filled with hot water. Allow to dissolve, but not boil.

3.   Add glycerine and glucose. Stir until melted.

4.   Place 5 cups of the confectioner's sugar into a bowl and make a well in it.
Pour gelatin mixture into the center of the confectioner's sugar.

5.   Knead until soft. Wrap in plastic.

6.   Let fondant recipe sit for at least 6 hours before using. 

  When you are ready to use the fondant, knead additional confectioner's sugar into it.  You may want to place the fondant into the microwave for 15 - 20 seconds to make it easier to knead. Only add as much confectioner's sugar as it takes to make it a firm dough. You don't want it to be sticky, but too much will make it crack. Your climate will effect the fondant, so the right amount varies.

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