Girl’s gone and done it again!
I’m the girl. And I can’t stop making these amazing homemade naturally FLAVORED fondants!
I’ve got a bunch up my sleeve just waiting for you, but this was my second idea and it turned out sooooooo good!
The word “yummy” just doesn’t do this strawberry fondant justice. It deserves the moniker “gourmet“.
And let’s address what I know everyone is thinking – the flecks. SO WHAT?!? This is natural, organic strawberry that was added to this fondant, and there is no artificial coloring in there at all. That’s all from those glorious berries! Natural is in style right now, so take advantage and WOW your guests with this unique, gourmet fondant!
My first post, Vanilla Bean Bourbon Gourmet Fondant, gives you some idea of why I began experimenting with adding natural flavors to this homemade fondant (<— click there for Artisan Cake Company‘s LMF recipe that these additions are based upon). And now it’s just because it’s fun and I’m THRILLED with this new world of possibility!
The ingredients listed below are in addition to following the recipe for this homemade fondant recipe from Artisan Cake Company just follow the original recipe (video from Artisan Cake Company below) and add my inclusions where specified 🙂 And be happy.
Strawberry Gourmet Fondant
Add to the recipe:
- 1 package natural, organic freeze dried strawberries (pulverized to a powder in a spice grinder)
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
- 1 extra teaspoon water
- 2 Tablespoons corn syrup (necessary for pliability – yes. necessary)
Pulverize your strawberries before anything else and immediately sift them with your powdered sugar. They should be placed in the sifter at the same time as the sugar so they fully incorporate and to prevent the strawberry powder from clumping.
Add the vanilla, water, and corn syrup to the liquid part of the original recipe.
*Tip – make this at least one day ahead so the flavor has time to develop. You’d be AMAZED at how brilliant this flavor is!
**Tip #2 – Roll this out then use the underside (the side that was against your table) to be the top/outer finish to the cake. It’s smoother.
What to pair this with: Of course my Perfect Vanilla Cake is a great base for nearly any flavor. But this would also pair really well with a dark chocolate cake. Deep, rich chocolate and a bright strawberry! Maybe even a strawberry buttercream!!!
These are the strawberries I used which you find HERE.
I hope you try this. You’ll love it, I’m certain 🙂