First watch the video below guys on how to mix this simple recipe, but to answer the questions I know are coming:
You can leave out the Merckens chocolate, you will simply have to add more water to thin. The chocolate addition helps set this icing after pouring, it gives it more stability and flexibility.
If you prepare this icing ahead of time, you will want to heat your icing in the microwave just before pouring over your cake.
White Poured Fondant Icing
Yield 1 Qt of Icing
Confectioners Sugar 9cups (1080g)
Corn Syrup or Glucose Syrup warmed in the microwave 1/2 c (120ml)
White Merckens Coins 4oz (112g)
Almond Extract or any Extract 2tsp optional
Water Warm 1/2 c – 1 cup adjust consisitency for desired result
Place the sifted confectioners sugar (and cocoa powder if you are making the chocolate variation) in the bowl of your Kitchen Aid Mixer with the paddle attachment.
Add the warmed corn syrup and the melted chocolate all at once, and continue to mix smooth.
Add the warm water starting with a half cup first, then add more to adjust to your desired consistency.
Add extract of your choice and food color as desired.
To Make CHOCOLATE ICING:
Replace the Merckens White Chocolate with Dark Chocoloate Coins
And then take out 1/2 cup of the Confectioners Sugar from the recipe listed below and replace it with Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, any will do fine for this.
The difficult thing about using the Poured Fondant Icing, is that you cannot refrigerate the finished cake. Poured fondant has a natural tendency to dissolve in the humid conditions of a refrigerator. But you can store the cake or pastry in an airtight container in a COOL room temperature for up to 4 days. (UNLESS IT HAS A PERISHABLE FILLING, In which cakes you may want to re-think the icing choice here)
Store this recipe in a clean container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
It can be stored in the refrigerator for longer, up to 6 weeks. Simply stir to get it back to desired consistency and adjust with water or more confectioners sugar if necessary.
Check out this video for how to use this Poured Fondant on PETIT FOURS!