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Basic Fondant Icing

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  Confectioners sugar 2 Pound
  White corn syrup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg whites 2
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon

Sift sugar into large bowl.
Heat syrup in small pan over hot water.
Make well in sugar; add syrup, egg whites, and vanilla.
Mix with wooden spoon until smooth.
Sift additional confectioners' sugar onto clean working surface.
Place fondant on sugar; knead until of smooth dough-like consistency.
Add sugar as needed to keep fondant from sticking.
Sift cornstarch over working surface; roll fondant to 14-inch thick.
Trim to fit cake; place Over top.
Decorate with desired cut-out designs.
For green peppermint icing, add 4 drops peppermint oil and 6 drops green food coloring when vanilla is added.

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Basic Fondant Icing Recipe