Basic Fondant Icing
|Confectioners sugar||2 Pound|
|White corn syrup||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
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.