1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1/2 cup glucose
1/4 cup cold water
3 tablespoons glycerine
2 lb (900g) confectioners´sugar
Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water in small bowl. Let it stand for 5 min.
Add shortening, glucose and glycerine to the gelatin and water. Place on heat until dissolved. Do not overheat. Remove from heat. Add extract.
Sift confectioners´sugar and make a well in the center. Add the gelatin mixture and stir with a wooden spoon, add sugar a little at a time, until stickiness disappears. Knead in remaining sugar until the fondant is smooth, pliable and does not stick to your hands. Store in airtight container in a cool dry place.
NOTE: You use cornstarch when you are kneading the fondant to cover a cake.
Well, hope it´s clear. If you have any questions I´ll be happy to answer.