Liquid Fondant

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2009

  • About

Most of us had our first encounter with fondant icing on the top of an éclair. Home bakers don’t use fondant very often because it can be messy to work with and, until recently at least, no one knew they could make it at home.

To make fondant by hand, you have to pour soft ball sugar syrup onto a pastry marble and then knead it—starting out with a wooden spoon—until it takes on its characteristic opaque but shiny appearance. To replicate this techn