How to Make Fondant Smooth

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Making fondant smooth requires you to have a few key tools and ingredients at the ready. Get tips on how to make fondant smooth with help from the Chief Confectionery Officer of LadyFortunes.com in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Daria Artem, Chief Confectionery Officer of Lady Fortunes Gourmet Cookie Company. And I'm here to show you how to make fondant smooth. So, here's what we're starting with. We have a nice little block of fondant here and you can start with fondant that you have made from scratch at home or pre-bought, you know, store, store bought fondant. I always prefer doing it from scratch 'cause it's so good. And what we're going to do is we're just going to go ahead and roll it out just a little bit, make a little, almost like a little well in here. And the whole trick to making smooth fondant is adding a few drops of food grade glycerin. They sold this at any cake and candy supply store. I just put a few drop, a few drops, not a lot. That's good, right there. And what we're going to do is we're going to work that into the fondant. Now, if you feel your hands getting sticky at any point, grab some confectionery sugar and put it on your working surface and your gloves or your hands. I always recommend working with fondant with gloves on because it's just a lot easier. I'm also going to go ahead and make a little well in here and we're going to add just a few drops of corn syrup. Corn syrup just makes a more pliable shiny appearance. It's just really really really good for fondant. And we're just going to work that in, make sure that you're putting sugar on your hands. It's going to give you that beautiful sheen that everybody is looking for. Put a little bit more, sprinkle it over, work surface. And we just work it right into there. Okay. Now, we're going to knead this for about two to three minutes. Okay. So, we've kneaded our fondant and voila, there we have it, fondant that's absolutely smooth and delicious and ready to go. For more ideas on fondant and how to decorate with fondant, please go to www.ladyfortunes.com; that's lady fortunes with an s dot com.

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