Learn How Easy It Is To Make Cake Fondant Icing To Use With Your Great Decorating Ideas and Turn Your Cake Pops Into Incredible Looking Treats!
Cake Fondant can be used to make decorating your cake pops not only look great- but your decorating ideas are limitless!
In this tutorial you will learn how to make “Rolled” cake fondant from scratch, it’s very easy to do so let’s get started.
First let’s take a look at what you will need before you start.
One of the main things you need to have is a full size power mixer, sorry but the hand mixer isn’t going to be strong enough to handle the thickness of the fondant. Alternately you can mix by hand but be warned your arm is going to get tired!
* 8 Cups Confectioners’ Sugar Sifted
* 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
* 2 Tablespoons Shortning
* 1 Tablespoon Glycerin
* 1/2 Cup Glucose Syrup
* 1/4 Cup Water
* 1 Package Unflavored Gelatin (.25ounce)
O.k. now that we have all our ingredients , let’s mix them together for some fantastic cake fondant to decorate our cake pops with.
Starting with a small bowl, measure and pour in your water
Next simply mix in your gelatin and stir together.
Now give it a chance to thicken up by letting it stand for a bit.
After your mixture has had a chance to thicken up pour it into a double boiler and heat until it dissolves, mixing well, add glucose and glycerin. Now add in your shortening. When it is almost completely melted stir in the vanilla and cool until it is just above room temperature or about luke warm.
Grab a large mixing bowl and put half (about 4 cups) of the confectioners sugar into it, dig a small pit in the center.
Adding a little at a time, pour in the gelatine mixture and stir (If mixing by hand use a large wood spoon) until you have completely mixed all the gelatin.
Mix in the remaining sugar small amounts at a time allowing to thoroughly blend until all the sugar has been used.
You are almost done! Take the cake fondant mix and work together in your hands kneading it until all the air has been worked out and you have a consistant thinkness, making sure all the sugar has been completely mixed together. Form it into a ball and you are finished.
There you have it, simple-easy cake fondant icing!
In our Next Tutorial we show you how to roll the cake fondant out and cover your cake pops with it, ready to decorate them any way you choose.