A quick & easy way to give your mini cakes a shiny finish

Quick-Pour Fondant Icing


  • *6 cups Sifted Confectioners’ Sugar (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  • *1/2 cup water
  • *2 tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
  • *1 teaspoon no-color Almond Extract
  • *Icing Colors


    * Cover cooled cakes w/ buttercream/rdy-to-use White Decorators’ Icing. Let stand about 15mins. In saucepan, Combine Sugar, Water, & Corn Syrup; stir until well-mixed. Place over Low Heat. **Don’t exceed temp of 100′F. Remove from heat; Stir in Extract & Icing color.

  1. * Place cooled cakes on cooling grid; place wax-paper under. Pour icing on cakes starting in the center; cover completely. Touch up bare spots w/ spoon/spatula; Let set.
  2. **Excess icing may be reheated



jenny69 Says... 7 Nov 2009 , 12:14pm

need a fondant recipe without gelatine. or can you give me an idea need to decorate a cake to look like a football game

cmgarcia727 Says... 9 Feb 2010 , 7:34pm

Does this dry to a hard finish like a regular fondant?

hobbymommy Says... 22 Feb 2010 , 7:47am

Does this work well for petit fours?

chefjennalee Says... 20 Mar 2010 , 11:56am

has anyone tried this recipe, does it really work?

kdthatsme Says... 28 May 2010 , 6:51pm

I just tried it and it ran off the buttercream just like oil and water. I poured it over an uniced one and it stuck....but it dried looking just like candle wax.

Tails Says... 23 Aug 2011 , 5:44am

What can one use instead of corn syrup (we dont get that here)

KateLS Says... 26 Jan 2012 , 11:01pm

I also had the problem of it running off the sides and not sticking very well. And I think I would call it more of a thin glaze than a fondant. I also noticed that where it did stick, it made the cake mushy under the glaze.

But it looks like a lot of people have rated it high....so perhaps my altitude or weather had something to do with it. Or perhaps my cake recipe? Anyway....go ahead and give it a try. It may work for you. =)

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