Fondant Recipes

Recipes for rolled fondant, marshmallow fondant, and poured fondant will help you to make perfectly decorated cakes, petits fours, and cupcakes.

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Rolled Fondant

Rating: 4.5 stars 203
Makes a perfectly smooth coating for cakes. Roll it out to 1/4 inch thickness for best results. Glucose and glycerin can be found at most cake decorating supply stores. You may color it with three drops of whatever food coloring you desire.
By Allrecipes Member

Rolling Fondant

Rating: 4.5 stars 115
Fondant is a smooth sugar paste cake coating that is rolled out with a rolling pin. The smoothness of this icing allows you to decorate a cake more extravagantly then you can with your typical icing. If you have ever wondered how professionals got their cakes to look so smooth, this is the secret.

Marshmallow Fondant

Rating: 4.5 stars 1266
This is a very easy (and a little sticky at times) way to make a delicious fondant. It's great on cakes, cookies, or just for your little ones to play with! Leftovers will save in a tightly sealed container for a few weeks.

Rolled Buttercream Fondant

Rating: 3.5 stars 746
This rolled buttercream fondant recipe is great for cakes or cookies. Tastes like buttercream frosting.
By Kelley

Cake Fondant

Rating: 3.5 stars 25
A quick fondant for cakes and cupcakes. If you want colored fondant, add a dash of food coloring and knead.

Homemade Marzipan

Rating: 5 stars 2
Can cover in chocolate or use as a substitute for fondant. Keeps for up to a month in the refrigerator and 6 months in the freezer.

Fondant for Chocolate Cherries

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Chocolate cherries fondant. I use this inside the chocolate shell. It melts into a great liquid within 5 days. It is imperative to sift the powdered sugar.

Fondant Frosting

Rating: 2 stars 9
This is a fluffy whipped frosting that is lovely on cakes. Makes enough to frost one 9x13 inch cake.
By Allrecipes Member

Chocolate Fondant A La Maille®

Rating: 5 stars 2
These rich, chocolate mini cakes with a center of creamy honey mustard make an elegant dessert.
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Quick Pour Fondant Icing

Rating: 3 stars 29
This is a great fondant recipe that can be tinted with paste food color if desired. Pour over the top of cakes or petit fours to make a perfectly smooth and glossy surface. Excess fondant can be stored, tightly covered, in refrigerator for weeks. Reheat to use again. Recipe may be doubled or tripled.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rolled Buttercream Fondant
Rating: Unrated 749
"I love this recipe. One thing that should be mentioned when using fondant: you have to put a thin layer of frosting on the cake first for the fondant to stick." – sketchy_larry
Marshmallow Fondant
Rating: Unrated 1271
"Awesome! Tasty and easy peasy. Will be using again." – Ashley Booth