Frosting & Fillings
Fondant is the perfect icing to top cakes and cupcakes seamlessly.
light corn syrup
use clear extract if you want fondant to be white
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.