How Do You Make Professional Cake Fondant Icing?
Fondant icing is used to give cakes a smoother appearance than can typically be created with frosting. Fondant is popular among professional decorators because it can be rolled out and draped over cakes, cut into any shape for custom decorations or poured warm over the top of the cake for a smooth and shiny finish. While you can purchase fondant, making your own will allow you to add your own flavors and ensure that you always have fondant on hand when you need it. Combine 2 cups granulated sugar, 2 tbsp. corn syrup and 1 cup water in a large saucepan. Heat the saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved. Cover the pan and cook over very low heat for two to three minutes. During this time, steam inside the pan will dissolve any sugar crystals stuck to the sides of the pan to prevent crunchy spots in your finished fondant. Remove the lid and cook the mixture at a light boil until it reaches approximately 238 degrees F. Use a candy thermometer to d