Recipe for home-made fondant (sugar paste)

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Fondant Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup 125ml glucose syrup
1 tablespoon 15ml glycerin
1 tablespoon 14g (0.49 ounces) gelatin
1 tablespoon 15ml water
900g (31.75 ounces) 6 3/4 cups pure icing sugar
Extra 1-2 teaspoons of water as needed

Fondant Recipe Directions

Place the glucose syrup and glycerin in a heatproof bowl.
Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and then add the water. Leave the mixture for 1 minute for the gelatin to swell and soften.
Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until mixture is clear.

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Sieve icing sugar into large mixing bowl and pour in the glucose mixture.
Mix on low speed with electric mixer using a dough hook. If needed add the additional 1-2 teaspoons of water.

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Once it forms a ball in the bowl tip onto the bench and continue to kneed until smooth.

If not using immediately wrap in plastic and then store in a ziplock bag.

Home-Made Fondant Recipe Video Instructions

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136 Responses to Recipe for home-made fondant (sugar paste)

  1. Resham Agarwal says:

    Hey ann, I wanted to avoid gelatin in this is there a substitute?
    can I make fondant without gelatin?
    As I am a vegeterain and don’t eat gelatin. :)

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  3. Sandra says:

    Hi!!, i want to try this fondant recipe but i was wondering if can i skip the glycerin? it will affect the overall results of the fondant? or can i replace it for some other ingredient? pleaseee helpppp!!!

  4. Nicole says:

    hi :)
    this recipe was my first attempt at making fondant for my babes 1st birthday. I’m trying to make sesame st faces to go onto of cup cakes I’m just wondering how long it actually takes for the fondant to dry out and go hard?? i have added colouring to the mixture but added in additional icing to compensate. i would appreciate any advice.
    ps: i love your site!!! i feel more confident in trying new things especially when you have step by step instructions and video!!

  5. Mariam says:

    Hi Ann, I made fondant using your recipe bt it cracked, wouldn’t stick together. I added the gelatine mixture into the powdered sugar straight from the microwave and it was hot. Should it have been warm or room temp.? This ïs the only thing that I wasn’t sure of cause I measured and followed the recipe exactly as you said. Please help

    • hadiza says:

      Hi, I used ur recipe and so far after trying so many it was the only one that worked for me, although I had to add half teaspoon of CMC for it to stick together n stop breaking. But my only problem is how long will it actually take for the fondant to dry out and go hard? Becourse my characters have refused to dry. i would appreciate any advice.

  6. Mariam says:

    Hi Ann, I made fondant using your recipe bt it cracked, wouldn’t stick together. I added the gelatine mixture into the powdered sugar straight from the microwave and it was hot. Should it have been warm? This ïs the only thing that I wasn’t sure of cause I measured and followed the recipe exactly as you said

  7. Janelle says:

    how long can you keef this fondant ?

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