For me, using fondant for a fancy cake is a cheat. I am WAY more impressed if you can make a beautiful cake with skill and fluff. Lucy, my daughter, wanted to do a certain cupcake recipe that involved fondant. She looked up the ingredients in fondant and was not impressed with all the extra crap included in this culinary play-dough.
So she watched a youtube video on how to make fondant and off she went.
Making fondant is a very sticky process. There was a moment there where she thought, ” well, I blew it.” There was no way this sticky marshmallow mess would arrive at something you could roll out and carve.
But, she kept going. eventually, a dough ball came around.
After her cupcakes were cooled, she managed to complete her recipe.
Homemade fondant requires
- powdered sugar
She used this recipe on Youtube … uh … which is in French, but you might be able to follow along or find an equivalent.
For me, I am excited to share that you can make this stuff!! And as I don’t like fondant, her fondant was wonderful.