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Fondant Icing

Categories: Frosting & Fillings

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Fondant is the perfect icing to top cakes and cupcakes seamlessly.


  • 1 c. light corn syrup
  • 1 c. shortening
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla use clear extract if you want fondant to be white
  • 2 lb. powdered sugar
  • food coloring if desired


In a large bowl mix the shortening and corn syrup, adding the salt and then vanilla. Place a few drops of food coloring (your choice) and mix well before adding powdered sugar. (Sift sugar before adding if it seems very lumpy) Add sugar a little at a time until the dough is stiff. Place a little powdered sugar on a surface and knead until the fondant is smooth.

Roll fondant until it is about 1/8 inch thick. Cut circles with a 1-inch biscuit cutter and place on cupcakes. Decorate/garnish tops with candies.