Author: Canadian Living

This is a great rolled fondant recipe that tastes like buttercream icing. Add food coloring to create desired colors. This can be used for cakes and cookies. Enjoy taking your dessert to the next level... you'll "wow" your company! This recipe yiels 3 lbs of icing.

  • Portion size 3 servings
  • Credits : Jennifer Sabourin

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon clear almond extract
  • 2 lbs confectioners sugar

Method

In a large bowl, stir together the shortening and corn syrup. Mix in the salt and vanilla or almond flavoring, then gradually mix in the sifted confectioners' sugar until it is a stiff dough.

If you are using a stand mixer, use the dough hook attachment. Otherwise, knead by hand.

If the dough is sticky, knead in more sifted confectioners' sugar until it is smooth.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

To use, roll out on a clean surface that has been dusted with sifted confectioners' sugar until it is 1/8 inch thick or thinner if you can. You can also roll out on a surface that has been covered with wax paper.

Drape over frosted and chilled cakes and smooth the sides down, or cut into strips to make bows and other decorations.
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Rolled Buttercream Fondant

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