Fondant is the most commonly used type of topping for most cakes around the world. It has a candy like structure and is sweet in nature. The best thing about Fondant is that it is very easy to make.
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp light corn syrup
- 2 cups granulated sugar
Mix together these three ingredients and cook in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir till the sugar has dissolved. Cover the pan and allow the mixture to boil for 2-3 minutes. Then continue to cook the syrup without the lid and without stirring until the mixture takes on a temperature of 240 degree C.
Then Pour this syrup onto a baking sheet that is sprinkled with water lightly. Let it sit for some minutes until it is warm. Then dampen a metal spatula with some water and push the syrup into a pile in the middle of the sheet. Then start to cream this mixture in an 8 like figure. Repeat both the steps. Continue it until the Fondant gets opague and creamy, stiff and crumbly.
Then knead this fondant with moisten hands until Fondant becomes soft and smooth without any balls.