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How to Make Fondant Hard & Stay in a Form

Updated April 08, 2017

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.

Knead the fondant to soften and prepare for cutting.

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.

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.

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Cookie cutter or other design cutter
  • Food colouring
  • Toothpicks
  • Rolling pin
  • Powered sugar or cornstarch
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Christell York has been writing professionally since 2008 for various websites and offline for "The Houston Press." She specializes in technical, automotive, travel, personal finance and food articles. York has a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and is currently seeking an associate degree in baking and pastries at the Art Institute of Houston.