Homemade Caramel Fondant

Homemade Caramel Fondant 

 
  Fondant has always been a bit of an internal struggle with me. I love how beautiful it can make a cake look but I don’t like the taste or the ingredients. Cakes should be pretty but it’s definitely much more important for them to taste delicious. That’s what they’re for after all. :P
   Store bought fondant has some really nasty ingredients and home made always calls for store bought marshmallows. Even if you get organic marshmallows, it’s a long shot that you could find vegetarian ones that still melt and form into a workable fondant. Trust me….I’ve tried! Besides all of that,I don’t even like the taste of fondant.
   That’s why I was so excited when I came up with this idea. A gelatin, corn syrup, food coloring, marshmallow, shortening free caramel fondant. It’s a beautiful golden color with no dyes, simple ingredients, and which tastes amazing. It’s also easily moldable and holds up well to decorations and general man handling if, like me, you don’t have much experience with fondants.
First off we make the caramel. 
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup wildflower honey
  • 3 tbsp lite coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp raw vegan sugar
  • 1 tbsp organic butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Directions
1.) Mix honey and coconut milk together with a whisk. Bring to a boil over high heat until caramel reaches soft ball stage.
2.) Remove from heat and mix in vanilla,butter,and salt. Return to heat until caramel mixture reaches firm ball stage. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Now for the fondant.
This is the full recipe. I cut mine in half because I was making a mini cake and wanted the other half of the caramel for decorations.
Ingredients
  • 1 batch of honey caramel
  •  2/3 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
 Slowly mix powdered sugar, flour, and salt into the honey. Once combined, knead until smooth.  So simple!
Now you can roll out the fondant, cut it into shapes, add natural dye (plus a little more flour or sugar to keep the right consistency), mix in cocoa, anything you would normally do with a store bought fondant. Enjoy!
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About loavesandkisses

I'm 16 and have been into cooking healthy for about two years. I love baking and a dessert without chocolate has to be pretty bloody tasty for me to like it! Right now my passion is trying out new recipes and cooking styles as a sort of self-teaching experience. I like to try out new cooking styles by sticking to that style for a week. So far it's just been a week of vegan and a week of raw. I'm hoping to try gluten free next. This blog will be about foods I make, recipes I try, restaurants I go to and (although this last sentence sounds painfully self centered) generally about me and this new world of food I just so happened to stumble into. I hope you like it. ~LoavesAndKisses
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One Response to Homemade Caramel Fondant

  1. Oh this sounds so good, I must try it, and marshmellows as well, thanks so much, loving your site.;) thanks.
    Maggie@expatbrazil

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