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Fondant Frosting

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Ingredients
  Granulated sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sifted confectioners sugar 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs) (10X)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Yellow food color 2 Drop
  Peppermint extract 2 Drop
  Red food coloring 2 Drop
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a large, granulated sugar, cream of tartar and water.
2) Place the pan over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves, then cook, to 226°F on a candy thermometer; remove from heat.
3) Allow to cool to 125°F, and slowly beat in 10X sugar, salt, and vanilla until smooth and syrupy-thick.

MAKING
4) In second bowl, measure 1 1/2 cups of sugar mixture, set the remaining aside.
5) Hold the glazed cakes, one at a time on a fork over bowl, spoon on the first layer of frosting to cover completely.
6) Slide each cake onto a rack set over wax paper, using a toothpick.
7) Push any frosting that drips onto paper back into bowl.
8) Leave the cakes to stand for 2 hours, or until frosting is firm.
9) Divide the remaining frosting into three custard cups.
10) Mix the almond extract into one cup.
11) Fold in lemon extract and a few drops of pale yellow food coloring into the second cup.

FINALIZING
12) Mix in a few drops peppermint extract and red food coloring into the third cup.
13) Divide the frosted cakes in 3 parts.
14) With a part of the frosted cakes, hold, one at a time, on a fork over almond-frosting cup; spoon frosting over cakes to cover tops and sides completely.
15) Perform step 6 with remaining plain frosted cakes, covering half of them with lemon frosting and the remaining half with peppermint frosting.
16) Allow to stand for 4 hours, or until frosting is completely dry.

SERVING
17) Use the cakes as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Simmering
Occasion: 
Halloween
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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