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How to make fondant?

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mumof3littlebeauties Tue 06-Nov-18 09:44:24

Hi there

I'm wanting to bake a birthday cake for my DD,

A unicorn one but need help making fondant

I normally buy the ready to roll fondant but wanted to make it myself as it tastes better and can not justify spending £40 on a u cake my DD won't remember form the local bakers if found on instagram

When baking a birthday cake do you make your own jam

Any birthday cake recipes would be great and any recipes for how to make fondant please

Thankyou so so much in advance xx

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Aph413 Tue 06-Nov-18 09:51:20

Marshmallow fondant icing I've used this recipe for fondant and found it really good. Seems to hold together without cracking too much which is probably the gelatin helping it. If I'm making a bright colour I don't even use just white marshmallows as the colouring hides it

mumof3littlebeauties Tue 06-Nov-18 10:08:29

@Aph413 Thankyou is that the recipe you use, also do I need to put in food colouring or the gel colouring,

Do you have any recipes you follow for the cake and filling?

I normally bake the Betty Crocker cakes lol but though il make it all homemade xx

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bestbefore Tue 06-Nov-18 10:18:59

I always used this recipe for the cake.
And just scale it up if you want a bigger cake - eg do 4 eggs and then double up everything else or 6 eggs and then times everything else by 3.
Very easy to make and comes out nice.
I would just use normal jam.
And you can buy fontant icing sugar to mix to make your own : here "To make fondant icing: 225g/8oz Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Fondant Icing 2-4 tbsp water Sift the fondant icing sugar into a bowl, gradually beat in enough water to give a smooth icing consistency of thick cream. Add a few drops of food colouring or flavouring if desired. Use immediately. Brush the surface of the cake or 12 small cakes with a thin apricot glaze. Spoon the fondant icing over the surface to cover evenly, do not move until set. Makes sufficient to cover the top of a 18cm/7inch to 20cm/8in cake or 12 Fairy cakes. To make modelling icing: Use double the amount of icing sugar and follow the method above. Keep adding the icing sugar until the mixture forms into a ball, turn onto a work surface dusted with a little more icing sugar and knead until smooth. To make shapes either roll out and use a cutter or mould into shapes using your hands."
If you are cutting the cake to shape it then I would recommend freezing it and taking it out the freezer to work on, it holds its shape better if you're cutting it eg cutting it from a round cake to a specific shape.

mumof3littlebeauties Tue 06-Nov-18 13:52:26

@bestbefore omg Thank you so much I did not know you can buy the fondant icing, would you use any flavouring,

Thank you so much I'm ever so grateful I will follow your recipe thank you xx

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bestbefore Tue 06-Nov-18 16:44:47

yes you could add colouring or flavouring to the icing, definitely!
hope it goes share a photo!

mumof3littlebeauties Tue 06-Nov-18 19:24:54

@bestbefore Aww I will do, thank you so much for your help xx

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