Where would Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss, two very important bakers in history, be without fondant? Not likely very far. Fondant is the pliable, sculptable sheet of icing that makes a foundation for the eye-candy (and our virtual sugar comas) you see on TV. Just what is needed to get a consistency that rolls out like a pie crust to smooth on top of cake? About 2 cups of sugar for every half cup of water. So…take that, simple syrup. The steps to making fondant are purportedly difficult. Master this, and consider us impressed. 

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