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How to make Rolled Fondant

Ingredients

1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
¼ cup cold water
½ cup glucose
2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
1 tablespoon food glycerin
Icing color (if you want to give your fondant color)
1 teaspoon of any extract (vanilla, almond etc)
6-8 cups sifted confectioners sugar (2lbs)
1 wooden spoon and a large bowl

Preparation Method

Step 1: Mix gelatin and cold water. Let stand until thick (about 2-5 minutes).

Step 2: Place gelatin mix in a bain marie and stir until it is dissolved.

Step 3: Add glucose and mix.

Step 4: Add vegetable shortening and remove the top pan from the heat before the shortening is totally melted.

Step 5: Add food glycerin, flavoring and color (you can color the fondant when finished as well). Cool the mixture until it is lukewarm.

Step 6: Pour 4 cups of shifted confectioners’ sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Pour the cooled mixture in the well and mix the sugar from the sides of the well into the mixture.

Step 7: Add about 2 additional cups of …