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“This is a great tasting fondant that is very easy and cheap to make. It is much more cost effective than buying Wilton fondant and it tastes great too. I got this recipe from You can flavor this to taste like whatever you want, if using extracts use 1tsp of flavoring; if using candy flavorings (which are VERY concentrated) use no more than 4 drops of flavoring. Glycerin can be found in the cake decorating isle at your local craft store. If you do not have a container of gelatin you can purchase a box and use a single packet of gelatin.”
2 lbs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour water into a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add gelatin and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Microwave for 20 second intervals until gelatin is dissolved.
  4. Add corn syrup and stir with fork.
  5. Add shortening and stir until melted.
  6. If shortening doesn't melt, microwave for 10 second intervals.
  7. Add flavoring(s).
  8. Pour your powdered sugar into a large bowl, making a well in the center.
  9. Add liquid mixture to powdered sugar.
  10. Using a greased wooden spoon carefully fold powdered sugar.
  11. Turn out fondant on to a greased surface and knead like bread dough.
  12. If fondant is dry add more shortening.
  13. If fondant is too sticky add more powdered sugar 1 tbsp at a time.
  14. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and thin place in a zip lock bag; even better if you can vacuum seal it.
  15. Let sit for 24 hours; if you don't it will be too soft and sticky.

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