Posted by SweetCakesbyAmyI found this reciepe a while ago while browsing the web. It is AMAZING! My friends used to hate the taste of fondant until they tried this and they all LOVE it now!! I have also done this reciepe in my stand mixer and you just keep adding powdered sugar until it doesn't stick to the sides and paddle anymore. Any quesiton message me!!! ;-D
- ?1 Tbsp of unflavored gelatin ?1/4 cup of cold water ?1/2 cup of light corn syrup (If a corn syrup is not available, you can substitute it with a sugar syrup made with 1-1/4 cups sugar and 1/3 cup water, boiled together until syrupy) ?1 Tbsp of EDIBLE glycerin (some recipes say its optional, believe me, its a must) ?1 tsp of almond extract (I use almonds extract in m fondant recipe, but it can easil be replaced with Vanilla extract) ?2 lbs 10X confectioners sugar ?1/2 tsp of white vegetable shortening
Fondant Recipe Preperations: ?Sprinkle the gelatin over cold water in a small bowl and let it rest for 2 minutes to soften ?Place the bowl in a microwave for 30 seconds on High, until the gelatin dissolves ?Add the Almond or Vanilla extract ?Add the corn syrup and the glycerin and stir until the mixture is smooth and clear (if the mixture is not turning smooth and clear, microwave it for an additional 15 to 20 seconds on high and stir again) ?Sift 1 1/2 pounds of the sugar into a large bowl ?Make a hole in the sugar and pour the liquid mixture to it and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes sticky ?Sift some of the remaining 1/2 pound of sugar onto a smooth work surface and add as much of the remaining sugar as the mixture will take ?Knead the fondant, adding a little more sugar if necessary, to form a smooth, pliable mass ?Rub the vegetable shortening on your thumbs and knead it into the fondant ?Wrap the fondant in plastic wrap and place it in a tightly sealed container to prevent it from drying out. If the icing dries out and harden it can often be revived by popping it into a microwave oven for a few seconds and then kneading it back to life One of the best things about this Fondant recipe is that the fondant recipe is not only simple and easy to follow, it also makes the best flavored fondant ou ever tried!