Rolled Fondant Icing

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 1,088


2 pounds powdered sugar
2 envelopes unflavored jello
1/4 cup water cold
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening solid
1 tablespoon glycerin
1 teaspoon almond extract
Non-stick cooking spray
1 to 2 cup powdered sugar sifted
* Available in a pharmacy.


Sift powdered sugar into a large bowl set aside. In a 1-quart saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water let stand for 1 minute. Stir over very low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Add corn syrup, shortening and glycerine. Stir over very low heat until shortening is melted (do not boil). Remove from heat.

Stir in extract. Pour over powdered sugar in bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon coated with non-stick spray. With sprayed hands, knead in bowl until smooth and pliable. Add additional powdered sugar as needed if fondant is sticky. Spray counter top and rolling pin with non-stick cooking spray dust with powdered sugar. Roll fondant into a 16-inch circle about 1/4 inch thick, rotating frequently to prevent sticking. If fondant seems too soft to handle, let stand for 20 to 30 minutes before lifting onto cake. See Layered Wedding Cake for cake preparation and application of icing.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 1,088
Calories from Fat: 55

This Rolled Fondant Icing recipe is from the Special Cakes Made Easy Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

"I must say this is the best recipe software I have ever owned."

"Your DVO cookbook software saves me time and money!"
-Mary Ann

"Call it nutrition software, meal planning software, cooking software, recipe manager, or whatever you want. It is the software I use to stay healthy!"

"Your software is the best recipe organizer and menu planner out there!"

"Thank you so very much for creating such a wonderful cooking recipe program. I think this is the best recipe program there is!"

"I saw lots of recipe software for PC computers but I was having a hard time finding really good mac recipe software. I'm so glad I discovered Cook'n! It's so nice to have all my recipes in a computer recipe organizer. Cook'n has saved me so much time with meal planning and the recipe nutrition calculator is amazing!!!

My favorite is the Cook'n Recipe App.