How to Make Fondant Hard & Stay in a Form

Written by christell york
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Fondant is a sugar based icing that can be used in a number of cake design creations including stiffened cake designs like flowers, stripes, stars or others. These designs can be as big or as small as desired based on the desired look. In order to be sure that your fondant design becomes stiff you must make them at least a day ahead so that they will have time to set. After setting your fondant designs can be used as desired.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cookie cutter or other design cutter
  • Food colouring
  • Toothpicks
  • Rolling pin
  • Powered sugar or cornstarch

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Knead the fondant to soften and prepare for cutting.

  2. 2

    Dip a toothpick into the food colouring and into the fondant. Continue to knead the fondant with your hands until it reaches the desired colour.

  3. 3

    Sprinkle powered sugar or cornstarch on a clean flat surface and on the rolling pin. Lay the fondant on the coated surface and roll it out into the thickness you require for your design.

  4. 4

    Sprinkle powered sugar or cornstarch on a clean flat surface and on the rolling pin. Lay the fondant on the coated surface and roll it out into the thickness you require for your design.

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