Fondant Recipe

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  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp glycerin (some recipes say it's optional, believe me, it's a must)
  • 2 lbs confectioners' sugar


  1. Sprinkle the gelatin over cold water in a small bowl; Let it rest for two minutes to soften.
  2. Place the bowl in a microwave for 30 seconds on High, until the gelatin dissolves (*I suggest doing this in 10 second increments as the first time I did this it boiled over in the microwave).
  3. Add the flavoring.
  4. Add the corn syrup and the glycerin and stir until the mixture is smooth and clear (if the mixture is not turning smooth and clear, microwave it for an additional 15 to 20 seconds on high and stir again)
  5. Sift 1 1/2 pounds of the sugar into a large bowl (*I did not sift and it was not lumpy!).
  6. Make a hole in the sugar and pour the liquid mixture to it.
  7. Stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes sticky.
  8. Sift some of the remaining 1/2 pound of sugar onto a smooth work surface and add as much of the remaining sugar as the mixture will take.
  9. Knead the fondant, adding a little more sugar if necessary, to form a smooth, pliable mass.
  10. Rub the vegetable shortening on your thumbs and knead it into the fondant.
  11. Wrap the fondant in plastic wrap and place it in a tightly sealed container to prevent it from drying out.
  12. If the icing dries out and harden it can often be revived by popping it into a microwave oven for a few seconds and then kneading it back to life.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2057.53 Kcal (8614 kJ)
Calories from fat 9.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.07g 2%
Cholesterol 0.6mg 0%
Sodium 58.5mg 2%
Potassium 9.92mg 0%
Total Carbs 527.13g 176%
Sugars 510.07g 2040%
Protein 0.15g 0%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 348.59 Kcal (1459 kJ)
Calories from fat 1.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.18g 2%
Cholesterol 0.1mg 0%
Sodium 9.91mg 2%
Potassium 1.68mg 0%
Total Carbs 89.31g 176%
Sugars 86.42g 2040%
Protein 0.03g 0%
Calcium 2.4mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 41.2
  • 58

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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