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Catholic Recipe: Fondant Icing


  • 4 cups icing (confectioners) sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 tbsp liquid glucose, warmed
  • Details

  • Yield: Icing for one cake
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: England

Ice your Christmas Cake with this delicious frosting.


1. Blend all the ingredients together with a knife.

2. Knead very thoroughly on a board dusted with a little icing sugar to prevent it sticking.

3. Roll out the icing with a rolling pin until large enough to cover the top and sides of the cake.

4. Brush the cake with a little egg white and lift the fondant icing carefully over.

5. Trim the bottom edges with a knife and decorate as required.

Recipe Source: Feasting for Festivals by Jan Wilson, Lion Publishing Corporation, Batavia, Illinois, 1990
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