To make the fondant for Creative Cake:

How to Use Fondant

Step 1

Lightly dust a smooth work surface with confectioners' sugar to prevent sticking. Roll out fondant to the cake's size. To keep fondant from sticking, lift and move it as you roll.


How to Use Fondant

Step 2

Gently lift fondant with rolling pin to move. Position it on cake.


How to Use Fondant

Step 3

Beginning in the middle of the cake, smooth fondant outward and down the sides to shape it. Trim off excess with a spatula or pizza cutter.


How to Use Fondant

Step 4

Use cookie cutters to create diamond shapes in rolled-out fondant.




Creative Cake

Creative Cake

If you have patience and strong hands for kneading, I suggest making the fondant yourself. Whether you use homemade or store-bought, this Creative Cake will get rave reviews.
—Katie Molitor, Cedar, Minnesota


Chocolate-Mint Present Cake

Chocolate-Mint Present Cake

The flavor of crushed peppermint candies infuses every forkful of this outstanding Chocolate-Mint Present Cake. It's a tasty surprise during the holidays.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Ghost Cake

Ghost Cake

For a perfect centerpiece at your next Halloween party, try making this Ghost Cake. Guests will think it is more cute then scary with its decorative ghost on top! This recipe includes a homemade fondant recipe.
—Doree Tateoka, Salt Lake City, Utah



Tips for Working with Fondant

  • If fondant is dry, knead in shortening until it is the right consistency. If it's sticky, knead in confectioners' sugar.
  • Vodka also works well for attaching the fondant diamonds because the alcohol dries very quickly, like quick-drying glue.
  • Brush corn syrup in a 1/4-inch edge at bottom of frosting where cake meets plate to seal fondant on cake and platter.



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