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Poured Fondant Icing


Poured Fondant Icing Recipe

This frosting is the traditional coating for baked goods like petits fours. It can be tinted any color you like, and makes a lovely, slightly sheer glaze over a cake or cupcakes. Work with it warm, and simply pour it over whatever you're planing to frost. The excess can be remelted and strained of crumbs to use again; or poured into molds to make candies.

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At a glance

3 to 3 1/2 cups
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

  • 1 cup white confectionery coating or white chocolate chips
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar or glazing sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • food coloring


  1. In a saucepan set over low heat, or in the microwave, melt the white coating or chocolate, stirring until smooth.
  2. Sift the confectioners' or glazing sugar into a large bowl, and add the corn syrup and hot water, stirring until smooth. If you're using a mixer, set it on low speed so the icing doesn't become too aerated.
  3. Add the melted coating to the sugar mixture, then add the vanilla and the coloring (if you're using it). If the mixture is too thick to pour, reheat it briefly over low heat, and stir in 1 to 3 tablespoons additional water. The mixture is easiest to work with, and pours smoothly, at about 100°F.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size varies
  • Servings Per Batch one
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 2770
  • Calories from Fat 420
  • Total Fat 47g
  • Saturated Fat 28g
  • Trans Fat 0mg
  • Cholesterol 25g
  • Sodium 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 595g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 586g
  • Protein 10g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.