I found this recipe online and always thought that it would not work, but I tried it and it came out great, so I wanted to share. This fondant taste and smells like butter cream. This fondant is shiner than MMF and whiter! Check it out and let me know what you think. No microwave or stove needed.


  • 1 cup of shortening or butter- (if you want it white use shortening)
  • 1 cup of clear corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla extract
  • 2 lbs of powdered sugar
  • optional- 1/2 tsp of any flavoring


    Mix the corn syrup, shortening (or butter), salt, vanilla extract and flavoring together in a bowl. Then add a little sugar at a time, about one cup. Mix sugar well before adding more sugar. Dump out of bowl and kneed. Wrap and put it in the refrigerator. Let set for a day for better results.


BlakesCakes Says... 29 Sep 2010 , 11:10pm

Actually, this is a recipe for rolled buttercream. It generally can't be rolled as thin as fondant and doesn't have any elasticity to it, but it has it's place. It's also mighty sweet.

crisseyann Says... 30 Sep 2010 , 4:26am

I agree with BlakesCakes. I used this on cut-out sugar cookies and it was really good. Doubt it could be used to cover a cake like regular fondant. Thanks for posting!

dinky1957 Says... 30 Sep 2010 , 5:41am

Hi , I live in England and would like to know what is corn starch ???? Thanks

dinky1957 Says... 30 Sep 2010 , 5:44am

Sorry, I meant corn syrup

Westheimer Says... 30 Sep 2010 , 6:05am

Thanks for the recipe. Do you have to melt the shortening first to get it to mix well, or can you just start from room temp?

flowergirl1 Says... 30 Sep 2010 , 7:37am

what is corn syrup,same question as dinky1957,im also from the uk or is there a similar product thank you

2Boo2 Says... 30 Sep 2010 , 8:26am

I'm an American living in the UK .....

Corn starch is called corn flour here.

Corn syrup is probably golden syrup though I haven't tried to used it in frosting.

efraga Says... 30 Sep 2010 , 8:27am

i´m from portugal and here we buy corn syrup by the name of glucose syrup. hope i helped. :)

veri44 Says... 30 Sep 2010 , 8:39am

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) also called maize syrup or glucose-fructose syrup in the UK, and glucose/fructose in Canada is a food syrup, which is made from the starch of maize and composed mainly of glucose.

dinky1957 Says... 30 Sep 2010 , 8:55am

Thankyou for replies, will be able to have a go at the recipe

lbethk97 Says... 30 Sep 2010 , 4:20pm

My daughter and I tried this recipe last month. It does not roll out easily, falls apart easily, and it was so heavy it tore the cake apart. It did taste just like buttercream. Yummy! But I would not suggest it for a cake.

KCC Says... 1 Oct 2010 , 3:17pm

I use rolled butter cream to cover my cakes. Make sure your corn syrup has no water in it. Knead as you would fondant. I use vanilla/butter flavor and almond, tastes just like butter cream!

Laurabrat Says... 4 Oct 2010 , 12:54am

Hi KCC, Can I use this also as poured fondant?

Meanmandy73 Says... 6 Oct 2010 , 1:47pm

I have used this recipe before and it does taste pretty good. I found it very hard to work with, but maybe I didn't have enough powder sugar. It kind of cracked quite a bit, but like I said I might not have done it exactly right.

debcees Says... 7 Oct 2010 , 10:11am

Has anyone tried this like a poured fondant? Or what is the best recipe for a poured fondant?

manderson19 Says... 17 Oct 2010 , 9:50am

I have used a similar recipe and although it worked well for me as far as rolling and covering the cake, I felt it had a very greasy feel/look that I didn't like at all. Also I agree with those above that said it was very sweet. My niece loved it though!

jobueno Says... 25 Oct 2010 , 11:24am

This recipe is also known as Rolled Buttercream. It needs to be rolled out between two pieces of plastic. It tears easily but is very forgiving (can be easily repaired without marks). It is very sweet and doesn't behave at all like regular fondant.

KareBare Says... 25 Oct 2010 , 3:16pm

Does it work well to cut shapes out of?

REDCCJ1 Says... 3 Nov 2010 , 5:37pm

I use this recipe and its called rolled buttercream. I cover my cakes and create my flowers and my pearls with this. You can mix half fondant and half rolled buttercream if you want it makes it stronger for covering the cake but it also taste like a buttercream taffy.

Shanly Says... 6 May 2011 , 7:39am

Corn syrup is not golden syrup as that is made from sugar cane. Corn syrup is glucose and is made from or dervied from corn.

Dunmy910 Says... 5 Jun 2011 , 2:20pm

Can fondant be prepared with egg white and cmc alone?

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