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Oct 6, 2014

Rolled Fondant Recipe

Fondant has been requested by many of my viewers. So i decided to share a fondant recipe which i use for my cake business. I have another version of fondant which is made with marshmallows. Will share that version soon. This fondant recipe calls for glycerine, liquid glucose and stuffs like that. I got all of these supplies online from this shop. Give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you...

Preparation Time : 30 mins
Resting Time : Overnight
Recipe Source : Food Network


Icing Sugar / Confectioner Sugar - 1 kg
Water - 1/4 cup
Gelatin - 1 tblspn
Liquid Glucose - 1/2 cup ( You can use white corn syrup)
Glycerine  - 11/2 tblspn
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp


Take icing sugar in a sifter and sieve it well. Now divide into two equal portions and set aside.

Now take a microwave safe bowl or a small sauce pan. Take water, add in gelatin and let it sit for 5 mins. Now pop it microwave and melt it for 2 mins. You can melt it gently on stove top too.

Now take it out and let it cool a bit, add in liquid glucose, vanilla, glycerine. Mix well.

Take a bowl of icing sugar, make a well. Pour this mix in and use a spoon to fold the icing sugar in. Once all the sugar is folded in, sprinkle more sugar and knead it in.

Add more sugar and keep kneading till the dough is not at all sticky. Knead it till it is smooth.

Now rub some oil over it and cover with plastic wrap. Put this in a air tight container and leave it on counter overnight. Dont refrigerate fondant.

The next day, you can add any food colouring and knead well. Add more powdered sugar if needed.

How to use fondant on cakes.

Bake your cakes, let it cool, Now decorate it with butter cream and chill it.

When you want to use it in any cakes. dust the work top with cornstarch and roll it..Then roll this rolled fondant over a rolling pin and unroll it over cake. Trim off the excess fondant. 

Dont refrigerate fondant covered cakes.

Start by sieving the confectioners sugar

Sieve it well

Once it is sieved, divide it into two bowls

Take water in a jug

Add in gelatin

Soak it for 5 mins

Now microwave it for 2 mins

Now it is all melted

Add in liquid glucose

Gloppy Gloppy..

Mix well

Add in vanilla essence

Add in glycerin

mix well

Now take one bowl of powdered sugar

Make a well in the center

I use a plastic gloves to make this

Pour the liquid in

Use a spoon to incorporate it in

Mix well

Slowly keep on mixing

Now it will start to come together

When everything is folded in

Add in more powdered sugar

Knead it well..You have to keep on adding sugar till the fondant is no longer sticky 

Grease your hands with some oil

Spread it all over the fondant

Wrap it in plastic wrap

Place it in a air tight contianer and let it rest overnight.

You can add any colour to it, knead it well, and use it..
This is a cake which i made using this fondant


  1. hey arthi good work dear .just want to know how to make flowers or ribbon or sheet making .plz post it too.

  2. Hi aarthi thanx for the fondant recipe I was waiting for this recipe since months n do try to post marshmallow fondant recipe
    thank you very much
    ill try thiz ASAP

  3. Simply lovely and delicious looking fondant. Excellent preparation.

  4. What an absolutely beautiful cake!!
    You are so very talented. It is wonderful. Blessings, Catherine

  5. Thanks for ur fondant recipe.as im jain,i cant use gelatin.pls tell me the substitute of gelatin.

    1. You can use agar agar substitute of gelatine.

  6. It's looking awesome and yummy.

  7. arthi dear plz advice the subsitutde of corn syrup i dnt found anywhere it

  8. arthi nt get online as not availbe in pakistan . if i skip this then?

  9. @Anonymousit will affect the texture, will share a diff recipe without cornsyrup.

  10. Plz advice me the quanrity of powder glucose & water to make 1/2 cup Liquid Glucose .

  11. @AnonymousNot sure about that powdered stuff. Haven't used it so far.

  12. my fondant is crumble what happend dear can u tell?

  13. @Anonymousdid u follow the proper measurements

  14. Can i use beater to mix d ingridients ?

  15. Hii i followed d receipe step by step. But while kneeding d dough was breaking again n again and was hard also. Wer did i go wrong. How to soften d dough in such situation?

  16. @Anonymousu have added way too much sugar i think, add little water and knead. Dont add too much, just sprinkle few drops.

  17. Is it necessary to cover cake wid buttercream to use fondant? Can we use whipped cream instead?

  18. @AnonymousWhipped cream wont work since it is so soft and fluffy. Buttercream is best

  19. Hi arthi..thanks for the great cooking tips....
    Is it possible to make fondant without glycerine...??

  20. @Anonymousno you need that. will soon share recipe for marshmallow fondant

  21. Dear Arti,

    Feeling really elated to try this. Many thanks.

    Can we use this same fondant for sugar art / lace work as well?

    Kindly suggest in either case.

    God bless!

  22. @Priyankai think that is a differnt one, but you can give it a go

  23. This is fantastic. Cant wait to try this. I dont have a microwave, how should I alter the recipe?

  24. @Anonymousjust melt it together over a sauce pan

  25. hi.. does this fondant gts dry??? what kind of cake tht u used for fondant icing?? do v abl to use chocolate cake that used for devil cake and ol??

  26. @Anonymousyou can use any cakes, but the outer frosting should be either ganache or buttercream.

  27. Hi Aarthi,
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    As I am new to baking. I haven't seen fondant cake so far. Please tell how it will taste. Will the fondant get dried after putting on cake. Is it eatable? Can the fondant cake will be able to cut


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