It’s a long story. I was procrastinating online and wound up purchasing bakeware that I didn’t need, including a Cake-Sicle Pan pan. After the first batch came out of the oven, I decided the chocolate chip cookie-sicles (popsicles) we attempted needed melted or poured fondant frosting.
I knew that I could melt pre-made fondant (which I have) in the microwave and be done with it. This didn’t appeal. I also knew I could microwave candy melts, just like so many cake pop-makers do, but I’m not a fan. Don’t get me wrong, my pantry is full of candy melts of all colors.
I wanted something else–something that tasted like…homemade frosting. But, it needed to harden.
This poured fondant recipe is a slightly altered version of one by King Arthur flour that I stumbled upon in an online search. And, I think this recipe might have changed my life.
And, if you accidentally overbake your cookies, brownies or cake, pour this on top with some sprinkles and no one will be the wiser. Problem solved.
- 1 cup chocolate chips (use white chocolate for white frosting)
- 4 cups (1 pound) powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup (we used organic corn syrup from Sprouts)
- 1/2 cup hot water (start with half and add more to thin)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sift the powdered sugar into a bowl.
- Melt the chocolate chips in a saucepan or in the microwave.
- While the chocolate is melting, add the corn syrup and hot water to the powdered sugar. Start by pouring the corn syrup and just half of the hot water. Stir. Add more hot water to reach your desired consistency (in our case, it was 1/2 cup).
- Add the chocolate to the sugar mixture and stir slowly as not to create bubbles.
- If the mixture becomes thicker, reheat and add a little bit more hot water until the desired texture is reached.
- King Arthur flour suggests that the recipe is easiest to work with at around 100 degrees Fahrenheit and that any leftovers can be made into candies.
- Dip or spoon the fondant onto your cake, cookie or pasty and allow ample drying time.
- This frosted 3 dozen cookie popsicles.
I will dunk cake balls in it, ladle it on top of Rice Krispie treats and use it to frost cupcakes. Do allow a few hours of drying time and more if you use a thick layer.