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Rollout Fondant Icing Recipe

Christmas cake

This recipe makes enough icing to cover a 6” cake with a 0.5 to 0.9cm thick layer of icing. (I tend to roll it a lot thinner and stretch to stretch it over bigger cakes). The fondant created is soft and pliable, good for quickly sealing and decorating a simple cake. For more advanced cakes it will set hard in about two days, making it perfect for creating a firm base for decorating more intricate fruit cakes for weddings etc.  I also use it for coarsely modelled flowers like the ones on the top of the Christmas cakes in my photos. You should use modelling paste really, but I find it works just fine with a bit more glycerine as long as you model the flowers quickly.

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