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created: 2012/08/23 changed: 2013/09/21
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Ingredients

Portions1000 g
Fondant

  • 40 g cold water
  • 3 tsp powdered gelatine, = exactly 10g
  • 100 g liquid glucose, if very cold, warm slightly
  • 15 g glycerine
  • 600 g icing sugar, plus lots extra - pre 'sift' in the thermomix by mixing for several seconds on speed 6
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essence, optional
  • gum tragacanth or other hardening agents, if making modelling fondant
  • few drops Food colouring, optional
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 Thermomix ® TM 31
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Recipe's Preparation

fondant

·      Weigh in the cold water to JUST 40g and then weigh in the 3tsp gelatin (should be 10g exactly). Set for 1 minute, 50-60 degrees (depending on coldness of weather) speed 3.

·      Weigh in the glucose, glycerine +/- colour or vanilla.

·      Cook a further 1 minute, 60 degrees on speed 3.

·      Weigh in icing sugar – (at this point you add the appropriate amount of tragacanth if you are going to turn it into modeling fondant) combine ingredients for 5 seconds speed 6.

·      Knead for 15 seconds.

·      Tip onto prepared bench (Crisco or copha rub down or icing sugar on bench). It should be very heavy and sticky to tip out.

·      Add 20g icing sugar to TM bowl and whizz for a few seconds on speed 7, to help remove the sticky fondant – knead this into your mix on the bench.

·      If you are making more – you can just start again without cleaning the bowl unless you are using colours! Otherwise, add boiling water and blitz for 20 seconds speed 8.



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Recipe's preparation

fondant

·      Weigh in the cold water to JUST 40g and then weigh in the 3tsp gelatin (should be 10g exactly). Set for 1 minute, 50-60 degrees (depending on coldness of weather) speed 3.

·      Weigh in the glucose, glycerine +/- colour or vanilla.

·      Cook a further 1 minute, 60 degrees on speed 3.

·      Weigh in icing sugar – (at this point you add the appropriate amount of tragacanth if you are going to turn it into modeling fondant) combine ingredients for 5 seconds speed 6.

·      Knead for 15 seconds.

·      Tip onto prepared bench (Crisco or copha rub down or icing sugar on bench). It should be very heavy and sticky to tip out.

·      Add 20g icing sugar to TM bowl and whizz for a few seconds on speed 7, to help remove the sticky fondant – knead this into your mix on the bench.

·      If you are making more – you can just start again without cleaning the bowl unless you are using colours! Otherwise, add boiling water and blitz for 20 seconds speed 8.



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Tip

It's useful to watch a couple of You Tube tips before icing a cake with fondant for the first time. I will be experimenting a little with this recipe. I used rose water instead of water and it makes for a lovely "Turkish Delight" finish to the fondant. 

Don't have an overhead fan running when rolling out your fondant - and a few seconds in the microwave helps to revitalise it if it has gotten dry.

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Tip

It's useful to watch a couple of You Tube tips before icing a cake with fondant for the first time. I will be experimenting a little with this recipe. I used rose water instead of water and it makes for a lovely "Turkish Delight" finish to the fondant. 

Don't have an overhead fan running when rolling out your fondant - and a few seconds in the microwave helps to revitalise it if it has gotten dry.

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COMMENTS (26)
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Great recipe! I used the whole kilo of icing sugar to get the right consistency and it made just over a kilo of fondant ..... for $3.50!!!!!! Actually it cost me nothing becuase I had the ingredients, but adding it up to compare to the cheapest I can get around here ($13.50/kg plus fuel) it's so much cheaper and I dont have to drive 20mins to get it! Can't wait to see how it rolls out onto a cake but it looks good so far!

I keep mine in the freezer - but I see many cake makers keep it in wrap inside an airtight container for months. There is sulphites in the gelatine plus loads of sugar - all very preserving. 

To be safe, I would recommend keeping it in wrap in an airtight container for a couple of weeks, so long as it only touched clean surfaces. For longer, pop in the freezer.

Hi Sue - the mixture is supposed to be sticky - you are doing it right! Tip it onto an icing-sugared surface and knead in until it's the right consistency for you to work with. Just until it's easy to handle - not dry.  Smile

I found the mixture very sticky and wasn't sure how to deal with it. Any suggestions regarding how to work with it would be terrific 

Anyone know how long a batch of this fondant will keep?

 

Yes tideywoman, you are spot on! Just do no colour and add a little by hand Cooking

I'm hoping to use this to ice cupcakes.  If I want to do small batches of different colours would I be best making the batch with no colour and then adding colour by hand or making a batch of each colour in Thermo?

 

Have a customer who buys pre-packaged fondant and wants to knead in the Thermomix.  Has anyone done this? Smile

Carol K

Thanks for your helpful feedback Ros  Big smile Just checked through the recipe because a couple of things appeared a little different. The vanilla instructions are there - just with the glycerin (optional, alongside colours). I find heating the sticky part for longer very helpful! And sometimes I add a little extra glycerin. Still playing around. Humidity makes a huge difference. Would be great for you to jot down "tasmania amounts" heh heh!

Thank you very much for the recipe.  Made it yesterday and your comment that if liquid glucose is cold to warm it up was especially useful.  I'm in Tasmania and it certainly wasn't a cold day but the glucose had been o the shelf for a good while as was thick and not very viscous.  The fondant was not successful on first mix, but when I popped it back in and turned temp to 70 degrees to repeat the mixing it was perfect.  I did find that your recipe did not guide me as to when to add the vanilla but seeing as it was optional I just left it out. 

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Hi Irene, glycerine is often in the supermarket or chemist and yes, gum tragacanth is in cake decorating shops. Seem people use copha and egg white instead of a hardening agent....but I don't know the technique for that yet Wink

Hi, I would like try making fondant but where can I get glycerine and the hardening agent? Will a cake supplies shop sell them? 

Thanks!

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Great recipe, I have in the past made fondant using my stand mixer, this is a lot less messy, and the end result is just as good. I made just under 800g.

thanks for the recipe! 

Hi Hollie, always have at least 1 kg of icing sugar in total - you may only end up kneading in an extra 200-300g but have more available. Only ever mill white sugar - at least 30 seconds per 200g for ultra fine.

Amounts vary with humidity. Hope this helps and happy fondanting Smile

Thanks for the recipe. How much extra icing sugar are you mixing into your fondant after you take it out the thermomix? Also are you using white sugar or raw sugar to make your icing sugar?

Some general fondant troubleshooting tips  ;) 1) stickiness - possibly too much glucose syrup, or not enough kneading in of the icing sugar - or not grinding the sugar long enough. 30 seconds for each 250g of sugar.2) cracking - never work under a fan! Plus a) slightly increase the gelatine and the glycerine by a tsp then knead in a little extra icing sugarb) also watch that you don't work in too much icing sugar. But mainly…it's the overhead fan in QLD. If re-using after storage give it a heat up in the microwave, that increases the pliability as well. Alternately, I am experimenting with the recipe:ChangingThe heating of the gelatine, glucose and glycerine and water for an extra minute. Then adding 100g of the icing sugar and cooking for 3 minutes 50 degrees speed 2Then proceeding as normal. Stickier in the middle of the process but creates a more 'marshmallow fondant' finish.

Hello Hello Thermovixen! Gum trag is usually about 1 tsp to 500g max. It should have instructions on the packet. How did you go?

Hi, I've never made fondant before.  How much of the Gum Tragacanth do you add for the modellening fondant - just a tiny pinch ?  Thanks

Hi Hannahayton, sorry I missed your comment. I always do a crumb icing layer. If your cake is perfectly shaped, you could just do extra thick icing.  Smile

Do I have to cover the cake in a crumb icing first? Or can I put the fondant straight into the cake?

Cool thank you. I have tracked down all the ingredients so I am trying this tomorrow.Will let you know how I go  Smile

Ah Mrs Bushy  Shock sorry to hear you had a raw sugar hijack! I just made this with icing mixture the other week and it was far too dry. Definitely pure icing sugar. Have made my own icing sugar and it worked but definitely from WHITE sugar. Thanks for highlighting that  Big smile

Hi Hannahayton, couple of tips - yes modelling fondant is for the flowers, normal fondant is for the whole cake. Couple of tips: - Make sure you have extra icing sugar for kneading in to the mix.

- Don't have an overhead fan working while you roll. Smile Good luck

Can't wait to try this for the next family birthday cake.Quick question, is modelling fondant what I would use to do flowers etc? And do I make regular fondant to roll over the top of the whole cake? Or is modelling fondant used for everything.Not 100% sure on the difference :)Thanks Laughing out loud  

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Love this, I spend a fortune on fondant at Christmas time and this was so easy Smile

TIP about this recipe:

I didn't have enough icing sugar and used some that I made myself (from raw sugar), the fondant turned a greyish/beige colour and didn't knead very well Sad

This recipe makes just under 800g of fondant - much more cheaply. Made 4 1/2 kilo's of fondant in an hour. 

The tea pot is an example of the home-made modelling fondant.