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The fondant is a colored elastic sugar paste that has become very fashionable to cover cakes, cookies and muffins. Without a doubt a novel and original way to decorate your desserts. Ideal for creative people.

We teach you how to make 2 different homemade fondant recipes, one with clouds and one based on jelly. Learn in addition a great variety of tricks and tips so that you have a perfect fondant.

Homemade fondant recipe with clouds

Ingredients:

Utensils:

  • 1 bowl
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 roller
  • 1 silicone carpet
  • Film paper
  • 1 airtight plastic bag
  • Microwave

preparation:

Prepare your own homemade fondant
  • Spread a bowl with butter .
  • Put the clouds , a little water and put in the microwave.
  • Take out every 20-30 seconds to see how your clouds are going.
  • Remove so that they fall apart without burning or sticking. They have to stay like a cream.
  • Add a little icing sugar to your cream.
  • When it is cold, add the icing sugar little by little and go kneading .
  • Finish kneading with a rolling pin at the point where the dough is elastic.
  • Make a ball, wrap film paper, put it in a plastic bag and let stand 6 to 8 hours.

Homemade fondant recipe with gelatin

Ingredients:

Utensils:

  • 2 bowls
  • 1 sieve
  • 1 wooden spoon or plastic
  • Microwave
  • Film
  • 1 plastic bag
  • 1 silicone carpet
  • 1 roller

preparation:

  • Put the water in a bowl and sprinkle with the gelatin . Let it stand for 3 minutes.
  • Put in the microwave for about 30 seconds until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Add the corn syrup and the glycerin .
  • Sift about 600 g of icing sugar over a bowl.
  • Pour the mixture over the sugar in the shape of a crater.
  • Remove with a stick or plastic spoon to form a paste.
  • Spread your hands with butter and knead your pasta.
  • Make a ball with your fondant, wrap it in film and put it in a bag with airtight seal.
  • Put in the refrigerator until the next day.

Data of interest:

Prepare your own homemade fondant
  • Level of difficulty: Medium
  • Preparation time : approximately 1 hour
  • Buy the white clouds . Then you can color them as you want. If you can not find them, cut the pink part from your clouds and keep the white part.
  • Always sieve the sugar.
  • The fondant can last up to 6 months if you wrap it in plastic wrap, put it in a plastic bag or an airtight container and leave it in the fridge. You can freeze it and leave it for up to 3 months.
  • It is very important that when you keep it, do not let any air enter you, you run the risk of it drying out.
  • You can find more special ingredients such as glycerin in a specialized
  • The homemade fondant has to work fast because it dries right away. Make it on a silicone mat spread with butter so it does not stick. You can also sprinkle a table with cornstarch, in case you do not have silicone matting.
  • There are dyes in paste, gel, liquid and powder . The dyes in paste and gel are the best and those that leave a more intense color. The liquid dye can dilute the dough and the dye powder serves to shade and make nuances, the best for the most artists.
  • The dye is added during kneading .
  • Have a little patience. The fondant requires a lot of practice to make it perfect.
  • The first decorations with fondant can be made with cortapastas . They are the simplest and are super effective. Hearts, flowers, moons etc.

Image courtesy of Debbie R.

Prepare your own homemade fondant

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