Tuesday 12 January 2010

Sugarpaste Icing / Fondant Icing

Makes 350gms/ 12 oz/ 2 1/4 cups
Recipe Source: children's party cakes & cookies by Martha Day.

Sugar paste icing is wonderfully pliable and can be coloured, molded and shaped in imaginative ways.


1 egg white
15 ml/ 1tbsp liquid glucose, warmed
350g/ 12 oz/ 3 cups icing (confectioners') sugar

  • Put the egg white and glucose in a mixing bowl. Stir them together to break up the egg white.
  • Add the icing sugar and mix together with a metal spatula, using a chopping action, until well blended and the icing begins to bind together.
  • Knead the mixture with your fingers until it forms a ball.
  • Knead the sugar paste on a work surface that has been lightly dusted with icing sugar for several minutes until it is smooth, soft and pliable.If the icing is too soft, knead in some more sifted sugar until it reaches the right consistency.

  • If you want to make the sugarpaste in advance wrap it up tightly in a plastic bag. The icing will keep for about three weeks.
  • The paste is easy to colour with paste colours, add a little at a time using the tip of a knife or toothpick.
  • Roll out sugarpaste on a surface lightly sprinkled with icing ( confectioners') sugar or a little white vegetable fat to avoid the paste sticking.

These are my last two years decorated Rich Fruit Christmas Cakes :)

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  1. I have never done sugar paste icing; sounds really yumm. And beautifull cake.

  2. Wow thats wonderful work.. great job dear...looks too good.

  3. Your fondant iced cakes are my favourites!..

    Love the flowery designs..I know how much effort you would have put in here!..Lovely colours!!..Bet your little one vouched for it! :)

    The one you posted last year which you've included is Very Classy, Swapna..

  4. If you haven't used marshmallow fondant, try it. It is much smoother and pliable. Nice color combination.

  5. Looks so nice and perfect....

  6. Swapna, too good! The cake can be saved for TIRANGA post! Probably 26th of this month! :D Surely it shows the efforts in designing, but what takes the cake here, is the texture n colors u hv shaded them to! I second Bharathy! :D CLASSY!!

  7. Happy 2010 to you Swapna. Fondant looks yummilicious. I have never used it before, must try once! :)

  8. I just learnt this at a cake decorating course.The recipe is a lot different though :)

    The flowers look adorable!!

  9. can't believe you made the fondant at home and decorated it! so beautiful!

  10. Awesome!! A must try on my list! Thanks for sharing this Swapna!!

  11. Hi Swapna,

    Nice recipe...I tried it. Easy!

    I have two questions -

    1)The icing sugar - I only used half as the more sugar I was adding in, the powdery it was. Is this fine?

    2)Is it ok to not cook the egg white? I have heard of salmonella infections if you dont. Any thoughts?


  12. swapna chechi, thanks for the easy recipe. will pick up the ingredients this weekend.

  13. hi swapna
    can u tell me eggless fondant receipe for my daughter birthday. how to make it and when to do it and how to do it.

  14. hi swapna
    can u tell me eggless fondant receipe for my daughter birthday. how to make it and when to do it and how to do it.

  15. Hi..I am in india...could you tell me where to find liquid glucose in india?

  16. Hi I am in India...could you please tell me where to find liquid glucose in india.

  17. iam not getting liquid glucose.can use honey instead of it?


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