Try this when fondant fails...
Happening by accident, I mistook a packet of icing mixture, for pure icing sugar. (I believe the difference is that icing mixture has some portion of cornflour in it?) And following instructions I only vaguely remembered from the back of an icing sugar packet for making icing I ended up with these
So here's the recipe. The measurements are vague since I tend not to do proper measurements when making icing (sorry!) but I'll try my best to guide you through what to do :)
- 1/3 cup of Icing mixture (Sifted if it is not from a new packet)
- 2-3 tsp. of slightly melted room temp. butter
- food colouring (preferably powder or liquid)
- small cookie cutters
- fondant cutters
- baking paper (don't worry -no baking required!)
- rolling pin (optional)
What to do:
- In a small bowl combine the ingredients with only the slightest amount of food colouring (remember food colouring is quite potent)
- place the bowl in either a larger bowl, or a sink of hot water. Make sure that there is enough hot water to come about half way up the outside of the bowl with the ingredients
- Leave for a minute to allow the butter to melt
- Mix the ingredients until well combined. If it is gooey, add more icing mixture. If it won't combine into something, add more butter
- Add more colour if you want
- Repeat step 4 until you are able to grab the icing in the bowl and mould it like play dough (It shouldn't be sticky, if it is, more icing mixture!!)
- On a sufficient sheet of baking paper flatten the mixture out with your palm (about 3-5mm), and roll out so it is smooth with a rolling pin. I skipped the rolling pin step because my mother hid it some where.. haha (it's okay to do it in small lots)
- Like the same way you would with cookies use the cutters to cut out your shape -IF they shapes tend to be really soft and break when you move them, just leave them where they are as the shapes will dry out as time passes.
- Fridge for 30 minutes before using.
Here are other ones I made earlier.