Best Fondant Candy Recipes

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Fondant is a candy paste that's used for molding figures, covering cakes and making cream fillings. These recipes range from basic fondants that are perfect for rolling on top of cakes to flavored fondant candies like raspberry, maple and marshmallow fondant.

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    Basic Fondant Recipe

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    This basic fondant recipe will work for covering cakes or as a filling for candies. This is the classic recipe and is a bit more complicated than the marshmallow fondant recipe below. However, the time it takes to whip this together is very much worth the challenge.

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    Marshmallow Fondant

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    This marshmallow fondant recipe is super simple and is perfect for beginners. It requires only a few ingredients and is easy to roll out. Many agree that this tastes better than store-bought brands as well. Make some for yourself and you can be the judge.

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    Homemade Candy Corn

    Homemade candy corn recipe

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    Why buy candy corn at the store when you can make a much more delicious version of homemade candy corn at home? Impress your Halloween guests with these beautiful candies. They are very easy to make however it can be rather time-consuming because you will have to cut each candy corn kernel individually.

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    Cream Fondant

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    Cream fondant is only used for candy cream centers. It's an easy and versatile recipe for the start of many soft candies. It can easily be rolled and shaped into many different shapes, too. Once you add this to your baking repertoire you'll be unstoppable.

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    Fondant Easter Eggs

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    Fondant Easter eggs look so cute on an Easter table arrangement. The insides look lifelike while tasting delicious. Chocolate makes them even better, although you can skip that step if you wish. They are very easy to make and you can get creative with it—either make them like full-sized eggs or make a tinier candy by cutting the pieces smaller.

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    Fondant Pearls

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    Fondant pearls look so beautiful on top of a cake, especially a wedding cake. These would also look fantastic on a mermaid-themed cake or even spilling from a pirate's treasure chest cake for a birthday party. The possibilities are endless if you just let your imagination run wild. This fondant pearls photo tutorial will help you make beautiful fondant pearls of your own.

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    Fondant Petals

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    Fondant petals look so lifelike all while being edible and delicious. They work well on wedding cakes but can also work on cakes and pastries for other occasions. Make your cakes come to life by following this fondant petals photo tutorial.

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    Maple Fondant

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    This Maple fondant candy is full of delicious maple flavor and is perfect for the fall months. Just make sure you use real maple syrup and not any sort of imitation. Cover the candies in chocolate or serve plain. Get creative and mold them into maple leaf shapes.

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    Raspberry Fondant

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    Raspberry fondant is the perfect center for these raspberry chocolate candies. You can also serve the raspberry fondant on its own. Don't be afraid to be innovative and mold these into different shapes. For example, they would be cute as a heart-shaped candy for Valentine's Day or an anniversary.

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    Rolled Fondant

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    Rolled fondant uses a stand mixer to help combine the fondant ingredients, making the process much quicker. This is the perfect kind of fondant to use to cover cakes.

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    Uncooked Fondant

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    Uncooked fondant is another great base for creamy candy centers. This recipe is very easy for beginners and can be manipulated easily in color and in flavor. This may soon be your go-to for all your homemade candies.