Quick Pour Fondant Icing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Pour Fondant Icing Recipe
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Quick Pour Fondant Icing

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"This is a great Fondant recipe that can be tinted with paste food color if desired. Pour over the top of cakes or petit fours to make a perfectly smooth and glossy surface. Excess fondant can be stored, tightly covered, in refrigerator for weeks. Reheat to use again. Recipe may be doubled or tripled."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups - enough to cover 1- 10 inch cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a saucepan, combine confectioners' sugar, water and corn syrup. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches a temperature of 92 degrees F (33 degrees C.) Mixture should be thin enough to pour, but thick enough to coat cake. Stir in the almond extract.
  2. To cover cake: Frost cake smoothly with buttercream and place on a cooling rack with a cookie sheet underneath. Pour fondant over iced cake, flowing from center and moving out in a circular motion. Touch up sides with a spatula.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 03, 2003

We have updated this recipe due to a typo in the amount of water. It has been changed from 1 cup to 1/2 cup.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 10, 2006

I tried this recipe as shown and it didn't coat the cake well. Then I used a suggestion of a previous review of using dark syrup and raising the temp. The second way made it taste like molassas and gave it a dingy brown color.Even after I added food coloring it made the color have a tinted brown. I am just not impressed with this recipe

Jan 04, 2005

I used dark corn syrup and raised the temperature to 110 degrees. The mixture came out perfect and absolutely opaque. I poured it over a sour cream pound bundt cake and the result was a hit. This one is definitely a keeper.

Dec 06, 2003

I've been using this one for years. It is easy and it tastes good. The only short coming is that it is a very translucent icing, even with coloring added. That's the only reason I keep searching for a recipe that is more opaque (and is still easy!). Icing tip: dip cake-frosting knife into icing to start (this will keep cake from slipping off), place cake on knife, hold over sauce pan, spoon icing over cake, slide cake off onto wire rack with table knife. It's easy to coat the sides with this method. You get crumbs in the icing, but most of these slide off as you ladle.

Nov 30, 2007

In my opinion, the key to this recipe is the temperature. I messed up a lot of cake, but I learned to start with all ingredients room temp. Mix everything together, then put it on the stove. Slowly slowly slowly let it warm. If it gets too hot, it will produce transparent icing.

Oct 19, 2007

This came out WONDERFUL! A little time consuming but it is worth it. I did take the advice of others and use dark corn syrup rather than light, and I heated until 110 degrees. The color and texture was great. This made the perfect petit fours. I will definitely use this again soon. Thanks!

Jun 04, 2007

This was my first attempt at making petits fours and unfortunatly it did not work out so well. I followed this recipe almost exact, with the exception of increasing the temp. as one review suggested. The icing was very transparent and did not cover my cakes evenly :o( Still on the search for the perfect pourable icing.

Jan 04, 2006

Wonderful recipe for glazing petit fours, wouldn't use anything else.


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  • Calories
  • 153 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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