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Simple Fondant Recipe By Ahdaisy Jayde

Rolling fondant on a clean surface
Hi Aunty Eya, how are you? When I did the post on Red Velvet Cake, some people asked about the decoration. I Kept forgetting to take pictures. Well, here it is but I can't
post on everything at once so I'll start with making the fondant and covering the cake.

Ingredients:
For 1 kg of Icing Sugar,
a. 60ml (4 tablespoons) of water
b. 20 ml (4 teaspoons/1 sachet) of gelatine
c. 125 ml of Liquid glucose
d. 15 ml (1 table spoon) of glycerine
e. 1kg (2¼ pounds) of Icing sugar
F. Cornflour, Crisco or Vegetable oil for rolling.

Procedure:
1. Put the water into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin in and leave to soak until spongy. Put the bowl into a saucepan with hot water. (Not boiling water). Use a spoon to stir the gelatin until it dissolves well. Add the liquid glucose and glycerine. Continue to stir till they are well mixed and the the content is runny.
Tip: The liquid glucose is very thick and sticky and can be difficult to remove from the container. To make things easy, use a hot metal spoon to scoop it. You can warm the spoon up by placing it in the water in the sauce pan.

2. Shift the Icing Sugar into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and slowly pour in the liquid ingredients. Mix well.
Tip: Use a very large bowl so that you'll have enough space for the mixing. Also, if you are using more than 1 kg of Icing sugar, it's best to do it in batches of 1kg each. (Except you want to use that opportunity to deal with christian mother arms...lol)

3 Turn the mixture onto a clean surface and continue kneading until smooth. If the paste is too sticky add more sugar; too strong? add a little (LITTLE) water or criscoU can use the paste immediately or tightly wrapped and stored in a plastic bag until required.
Tip: Well stored fondant can last for weeks. However I prefer using immediately. Pls dnt buy Suzan Icing sugar. I no wan spoil market for them but the last time I wanted to decorate, I did not see the normal one I buy so I was told to try Suzan Icing Sugar. Ah! I was vexed! It was just too somehow...I cnt explain it but I had to knead for more than 30 mins with plenty crisco before the whole thing came together . And I bake in the middle of the night so I was so tired and angry!

4. Rub some crisco or vegetable oil on ur work table. You can use cornflour or Icing sugar instead but for me oil works better for covering and flour works better for the modelling paste(i.e the one used to make shapes and flowers) Also rub on the rolling pin. Use your eyes to measure the size of your cake, noting the the diameter of the top and length of the sides. (I hope u get my point. I'm sure there are more professional ways of doing it but I learnt it on my own so...) Gently roll out your fondant making sure everything is equal in thickness and it is wide enough to cover your cake at once. Make sure the cake is very close to you. Gently life the fondant and cover the cake with it. Also, gently smoothen any roughness or bulging.

Tips: It's probably better to have someone help you lift the fondant. Try and cover your cake with butter icing first. Add flavour and milk to the butter icing, this helps the cake taste better too. Make it smooth and leave it to dry before covering with fondant. This helps to hold all the crumbs intact so that it doesnt stain your fondant. If you are not sure if your eyes got the size of ur cake well, take the pan you used in baking the cake, place it over the fondant. Measure the length of the cake and add to the circumference of the pan. Then roll again. (I hope I explained this better cos there are no pictures).

I got this recipe from “The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible" by Lindy Smith. I bought it on Amazon. I also bought The Wilton Cake Decorating Student Kit. It has a lot of items you'll need for basic cake decorating. Pls invest in books, tools and online information. Even if you won't bake for others, at least, you can bake for yourself and family. Just make out time and start with decorating cupcakes, cookies and small cakes.

I hope this encourages someone to start today. Thanks. 
Ahdaisy is the blogger at Diary Of A Pleasant Heart
Ingredients for fondant

Icing Sugar


Adding the liquid, glucose and glycerine

 fondant

Rolling fondant to desired shape

Decorating a cake with home made fondant


A well decorated cake
Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. Tnx Adhaisy for the tips #noted

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  2. Barbie6/17/2013

    I diddn't know I could make fondant myself. You are a darling sweet. Thank you for all your tips. God bless you.

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    1. Amen! God bless you too...

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    2. Pls Ahdaisy, did u add food colour to get dis blue or what? Pls explain. Thanks a bunch for dis post.

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  3. Oh baby girl, thanks a lot for sharing

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  4. Ace Bentley's Boo6/17/2013

    Me likey

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    1. amaria6/17/2013

      Please how did u measure out 125 ml of liquid glucose giving its thickness

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    2. @ Amara, I use the hot spoon to scoop it into the 125ml measuring cup that's ½ cup.

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  5. Anonymous6/17/2013

    Wow! I'm so grateful for this tips. Thanks adhaisy, babe you rock! Kisses and hugs

    Patsy

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  6. Thanks Adhaisy. Pls,is the glycerin the one you buy in pharmacies or is it a special one for this purpose?
    By the way dear,I made the shea butter lip colors on saturday,I marvelled at how well it turned out! God bless you babe.

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    1. Cool..glad you tried it! Yes, they have a special glycerin for fondant. It's sold at Baking shops. It's also in the oix above. That one that looks like water in a transparent bottle...

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  7. Ahdaisy *kiss kiss* #nohomo# tanx.

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  8. Anonymous6/17/2013

    Tks Ahdaisy. Pls for decoration, what can be use in sticking d designs on d fondants? I heard water but not sure.

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    1. Yes you can use water, just dip ur brush in water and brush d side u wish 2 stick and voila!!

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    2. Yeah, you could use water. Or dip the brush is liquid glucose mixed with a little water. Works better..

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  9. Anonymous6/17/2013

    But whr I stay here, Susan is the in thg oh; infact u r advised against odr types of icing sugar.Except Miller's for butter/royal icing. Bt wc odr type of icing sugar do we av dt u can recommend? I don't know more dn Susan and Miller's ooo.
    Have you ever tried adding a lil CMC to your fondant mixture? It makes it come out very nice and elastic.
    Awaitg ur response
    Mrs Ajaryee

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    1. Yeah.., in the market, they were so full of praises for it. I dunno...for fondant it was too thick and took a longer time to come together. I use Ezbon cos I hardly see Millers here.

      How is CMC used? I sometimes add gum tragacnth when I am not in a hurry. I wud really love to know how CMC is used. I see but neever gave it mcuh thought. Awaiting ur response too :-) :-)

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    2. Anonymous6/18/2013

      I use Susan a lot oh and is very good; once u get all ur measurements right; I mean, water, glucose, gelatine and glycerine.

      For CMC, u only need to add very little qty to d fondant(like adding a pinch of salt), then knead together; it makes moulding very easy and it doesn't allow ur fondant to crack, it gives a kind of elastic nature(don't really know how to xplain now buh trust u get me sha).

      I asked u a questn earlier on concerng d coverg on d red velvelt cake dt u did; I asked whther those thingx u put on top were kind of ready made dt u jst bpught and put or u made them?
      MrsAjaryee

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    3. Anonymous6/18/2013

      I forgot to add, CMC+Water is d best form of gum that can ever be used while decorating; it sticks jst like gum; add roses, bows, flowers et al; voila and u can be sure of d neatness as well. Just hearing of water for d first time tho'.
      MrsAjaryee

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    4. @ Ahdaisy making fondant with CMC is almost same procedure. The CMC make ur fondant elastic and its preferable to Glycerine cos of our weather.

      To make fondant using CMC
      Icing sugar 2kg
      Water. 1/2 cup
      Gelatin. 1 tablespoon
      Liquid Glucos 1 cup
      CMC. 1 tablespoon

      Method
      Sieve icing sugar into a bowl, add CMC. Measure your water in a bowl add gelatin. Bring to boil in a dutch oven add the glucose until it's completely dissolved.
      Add the gelatin/glucose mixture to some of the icing sugar and turn with a wooden spoon and gradually add more icing sugar until it forms a dough, turn it on your work surface and knead adding the rest of the icing sugar.

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  10. thank u ahdaisy for d recipe but am more intrested in how u pay for product on amazon apart from using paypal and do u encounter any problem receiving d products u buy on amazon

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    1. Anonymous6/17/2013

      Pls me too am interested how You pay for your goods on amazon

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    2. Well, I go thru a friend who has an account with them and has a particular shipping company he uses. Truth is, I'm not sure of the details. I just copy the links and send to my hub who forwards it to the guy. We then pay him either in Dollars or the Naira value.

      But mehn..,if you are not careful, you'll buy till you have no money left. Online shopping is addictive!

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  11. Nwa pastor6/17/2013

    Ahdaisy nne, u be total package
    Ur hubby is indeed blessed

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    1. Thank you Nwa Pastor. You are blessed too...

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  12. Anonymous6/17/2013

    tanx a lot,Godbless u.

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  13. gloexcel6/17/2013

    Nice 1, Ahdaisy u r such a brain

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  14. Nice one Ahdaisy, but for a beginner in baking like me, just want to learn the butter icing that is used for cup cakes, don't know if I can make all this fondant ooo. Just icing to put on my cup cakes

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    1. Ok. That one is a lot easier. Maybe I'll do a post on it. But I also use fondant for cupcakes... It's usually very pretty and different.

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  15. Anonymous6/17/2013

    Nice one. Well done Ahdaisy.
    ... Pj

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  16. Si me dancing etighi!!!!! Bakers r usually so stingy wit sharin info ehn! Evn wit ur moni tho! N I so luv bakin. In ph d least price I saw 4 coverin of d cake was 70k. Som1 evn tld me 150k. Givin me long gists evn doh I knw d basics n jst needed brushin up. Adhaisy u r superb jare. Tnx a million

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    1. You're welcome dear. A lady in my church saw one of my cakes and asked me how much I'll use to teach her. I told her, I'll teach her for free. If you see the way she started rejoicing eh..,she almost knelt down for me! I mean, she is in my church and will likely take some of my customers by the time she learns, but I dnt mind. Who God has blessed, is blessed.

      Me, I dnt believe in hoarding information. That's what is killing we Nigerians. Go on the internet and see a million and one fondant and cake recipes..

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    2. Anonymous6/13/2014

      I am a self taught cake artist.I gained all d knowledge through d internet,I tried and tried till I got it right.I only attend seminars to upgrade my skills.

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  17. thanks for ds post but i nid smone to helo me wt gum paste or how to use stencil ad double tier cake. plz reply me

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    1. I'll try and do a post on gum paste. That shud be next. I have never used stencils although I have a book on it.

      What do you mean by double tier cake? Do you mean two steps? Or one cake with two layers?

      For layering, just check online, I have seen so many posts on it before.

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  18. Claire6/18/2013

    On how to pay for your goods on amazon! Click on the paypal and an option is given to either pay by paypal or card! Click on the card and key in your bank details! Jayde! Lovely cake!

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    1. Thanks. About Amazon, how do you get it delivered to Naija? I think that's the main issue for peeps.

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    2. I think DHL can be used as a provider for shipping the purchased goods. Then you do all the whole tracking and all with DHL.

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  19. Mrs Morgan@warr6/18/2013

    Hello Ahdaisy 4 us starters,I need to start baking on my own even if its small small tins.pls help a willing learner dear.hw do I start.

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    1. MrsAjaryee6/19/2013

      Startg up is very ezy: jst get d basic materials; scale, measuring cups n spoons(N500), food coloring, baking powder, rolling pin, baking tin and et al.

      This is d basic recipe for cake
      Flour - Ikg
      Butter - 1kg (Topper is d best; usually it comes in a large 10kg pail bt they sell it in bits)
      Sugar - 600g (depending on how sweet u want it; this can be reduced bt ds is d standard)
      Eggs - 16 or 15 medium sized eggs
      Baking powder - 4tbs
      Preservative - 4tbs
      Flavouring - to taste
      Food coloring (optional) u can add to give it color like pink cake or yellow etc.
      NB: You can reduce d above let say by half e.g. flour 500g meaning odr ingredients will be reduced by half, if 250g, u reduce by 4. Because 1kg flour will produce like 12-13inches of round cake and u might not want up to that.

      If u have mixer cream ur butter n sugar until pale in color n very fluffy, add egg one by one, dn sieve flour, baking powder n preservative separately, add bit by bit to d creamed mixture. coloring n flavour can then be added. U r good to bake.
      For decoration, follow Adaihsy measurement, there u have it

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  20. Licious6/18/2013

    Ohh Ahdaisy!!! Thank you for this!!

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  21. I know. I can't try dis but I must say u did a veryy good job!b

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  22. Claire6/18/2013

    I doubt if they send stuffs to Nigeria though! Best bet is getting someone in the uk to help! Cos they do have certain locations they don't post to! Africa is one! Its quit difficult! My friend relocated back home and his eBay acct can't be used in Nigeria! Very annoying!

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  23. Hi Ahdaisy, God bless for this recipe. I have tried some of your recipes and they turned out really well. For those of you interested in shopping or paying for stuff on Amazon, they are shipping companies that ship to Nigeria. And yes Amazon is sooooooo addictive. I conveniently pay for stuff there using my First Bank Mastercard. At some point I had to fill a concession form telling my bank the maximum I wanted to spend daily online. Then I also have this visagold account with first bank. All you need to open it is a hundred dollars. The account operates only in dollars, so it makes it easier to pay for stuff online. The disadvantage of the shipping company is they don't ship some stuff. So what I do is send the things to my brother-in-law's address in the US, then when I am done with a particular bout of shopping, he ships them for me.

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  24. Anonymous8/29/2013

    Hi Ahdaisy, tnx for d recipe God bless u,pls I av 2 questions can one add preservative to fondant too, dn w@ does corn flour do to d fondant.

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  25. Anonymous9/02/2013

    Ds is simply detailed. U ar such a darlinG.

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  26. Anonymous9/07/2013

    Ds is simple than i thought. I tried it n it workd on my cake but by d second day it has melted n i dont know what caused it. Pls can you tell me what i did wrong. Thanks dearie.

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  27. Thanks 4 this Ahdaisy, tried it yesterday making a surprise birthday cake 4 a friend but d fondant cracked a lot, pls am I doing something wrong? Thanks 4 d help.

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  28. Anonymous10/12/2013

    Jehova,so ppl r as nice as dis? My friend asked her church member d flavour she used in a particular cake and there was silence in heaven! Only flavour!!!!!! Darling,God bless u. I don waka tire for fondant cos I wanna give maself a treat on ma bday....I'll be hanging around for butter icing too! Much love

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  29. Anonymous11/03/2013

    God bless u dear

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  30. pls what can i use to substitute glycerine. i've gone to several shops but can't find it

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  31. pls what can i use to substitute glycerine. i've gone to several shops but can't find it

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  32. Anonymous1/27/2014

    Kindly help out my fondant is too sticky can I add more icing sugar by tomorrow I don't ve again but will buy hope it won't spoil it or what can I do pls respond

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    1. Anonymous1/28/2014

      Your comment is pasted here, let's see if some one helps out.

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  33. Anonymous2/05/2014

    How did u colour d fondant

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  34. how many inch can this mixture cover

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  35. thanks for this information.Pls am am always using artificial oven i.e coal oven will this affect the texture of your cake

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  36. Anonymous5/26/2014

    how do u determine the fondant colours?

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  37. elok noorahmia5/29/2014

    Hello Ahdaisy.. your recipe is urge me to try to make my own fondant.. I love baking and since I've been in Lagos for almost two weeks, I really need your help to tell me where can I buy all those bakery tools and ingredient, cause actually I am a foreigner... thank you

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    1. You can buy them from supermarkets or market shops that sell baking items

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    2. Anonymous6/25/2014

      Check trade fair market in lagos @ elok

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  38. i love this....im actully making fondant atm but always scaref and confused when it gets hard...but now i know what to do..thaks a bunch, ur a life saver

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  39. Opeyemi6/10/2014

    This is the easiest i have seen God bless you ma

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  40. Anonymous7/22/2014

    woooooooooooooooow i really appreciate ur effort for the step by step procedure tnks a million. ur really a genius. i will give it a trial nd i believe it will work out well. TNKS SO MUCH

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  41. Anonymous7/28/2014

    Thanks a lot ma. In d catering schl where I presently am, all these secrets are hidden 4rm us by my madam. She does all d mixture privately and only tells us 2 knead. I really am very grateful

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  42. Pls can I purchase CMC at pharmacy store? Anyone pls help.

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  43. Must really appreciate ur effort and heart to see others succeed, no wonder u are blessed. Of course I know it takes a contented person to reach out to others. Now am at piece wit myself becos I now have a reference point. Most info I operate with were all gotten online or via observations and so far it's paying off. Thanks and greater achievement for you.

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  44. Anonymous3/11/2015

    Thanks so much much for the explanation. Pls can how do I store the cake when covered with fondant a day before use. Thanks

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  45. Anonymous2/13/2016

    Thanks a bunch. I'll be sure to try this out at d earliest opportunity

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