Crusting ButterCream (Faux Fondant)

This recipe for Crusting Buttercream will help you achieve that perfect faux fondant finish.

Crusting ButterCream (Faux Fondant)


  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon meringue powder
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar


1. Whip meringue powder with water 2. Switch to paddle and add confectioners’ sugar Beat well. Add shortening half way through addition of sugar. *Add salt and flavoring (if you want). 3. Beat at low speed until smooth, about 5 min. * It will crust on the outside but stay moist on the inside. * Store in air-tight container. * Re-whip before using again. * You can freeze it or refrigerate it for a couple of weeks, but best if used asap.


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