Rolled fondant (adapted from this recipe)

750 g (6.25 cups, unsifted) confectioners sugar
75 ml (5 Tbsp.) water
2 tsp agar-agar powder
20 g  (1.5 Tbsp.) refined coconut oil
35 g ( 1,75 Tbsp.) sugar syrup (substitute corn syrup or agave nectar)

Start by adding  the confectioners sugar (powdered sugar) to a mixing bowl. You don’t need to sift the sugar. Set aside. Combine water and  agar agar powder in a small saucepan and cook for one or two minutes until it turns into a jelly-like mass. Add sugar syrup until dissolved, remove from heat, add coconut oil and stir until the oil is melted and everything is well mixed. Let cool a bit.
Pour the mass into the mixing bowl filled with sugar and kneed with your hands until you get a smooth, marzipan like mass. Voilà, your fondant!

Now you can store it in an airtight container, bake some cakes, make a filling if you like and then start decorating. If you want to work with the fondant, roll it out between two layers of plastic wrap.

You should try to always keep the fondant wrapped in plastic because it dries very fast. If it gets to dry while working with it, you can add a few drops of lemon juice. Also put some drops of lemon juice or water on the cupcake before you place the fondant there. I also added a few drops of food colouring.


  • Elena
    5 years ago

    hi, could you please tell me how I can make sugar syrup on my own ?

  • Jessica
    9 years ago

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I’m a young entrepreneur baker. I’m currently selling my first cupcakes this this month and I have been going crazy trying to find ingredients that are Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Diabetic friendly.

  • lazysmurf
    9 years ago

    oh man those look so good! I really want to make some fondant thanks for the tips!

  • jennconspiracy
    10 years ago

    that looks fantastic – I’m going to try the fondant with a nice lime syrup…

  • Mihl
    11 years ago

    jenny, celine, jackie and textual bulldog – thank you! textual bulldog – glad I could help, please tell me how it goes.

  • textual bulldog
    11 years ago

    These are gorgeous! I have been wondering how to veganize fondant and look–you did it! Beautiful post.

  • Jackie
    11 years ago

    You are quite the artist with your pretty cupcakes. I bet they taste wonderful as well :)

  • Celine
    11 years ago

    these are absolutely stunning!

  • jenny
    11 years ago

    Wow, those look amazing!!

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