Marbling Fondant Icing

Marbling Fondant Icing – Questions & Answers 

by Peggy Weaver

Marbling fondant icing makes beautiful and unique cake decor. Peggy Weaver answers all of your frequently asked fondant related questions.


I have a cake-making book that is, first of all, of European origin so it is hard enough to interpret some of the terms used in the recipes.  Secondly, it tells me how to marble the fondant, (called “Sugarpaste Icing”), but the instructions are brief and vague.


Marbling Fondant Icing:

Marbling Fondant ingredients on a white counter top

Have your two (2) colors ready that you want to use.  For this mini lesson, lets say White and Purple.

I do suggest that for a cake you use colors that are somewhat similar in intensity. A light tan and a dark tan, light blue and a darker blue, etc.

The subtle color changes are very pleasing to look at.

long thin rolls of fondant icing in purple and white next to a bowlRoll out each color into a long cigar shape I usually make them about 12 to 15 inches long for ease of handling.

Place them side by side on the counter.

If you want 3 or 4 colors, you add them the same way at this point.

purple and white fondant snakes twisted together next to a bowlNow twist colors together like a breadstick.

I usually pinch the ends together so that it is easier for me to handle.

twisted fondant folded in half in a horseshoe shape on counterNow you fold the batch in half so that the bunch of fondant is 6 to 8 inches long.

fondant on counter dusted with corn starchLightly cornstarch the counter and place the roll on the cornstarch.

twisted fondant rolled out to create a marbled effectStart to gently roll the batch out. You will be seeing the marbling effect as you are rolling. If you want more effect, twist and fold until you get the desired effect.

That is all there is to marbling.

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Peggy WeaverPeggy Weaver, author of Peggy’s Baking Corner, has generously answered all the above question on cake baking during the last 15 years.  Peggy will not be able to continue with the Question and Answer pages in the future.  She thanks you for all your interesting questions.

Fondant Icing/Covering:

Fondant Icing Recipe – Marshmallow Fondant – Recipe and tutorial on making and using marshmallow fondant icing.

Making Fondant Icing – Q&As on making fondant icing.

Fondant Recipes – Additional fondant recipes plus Q&As on making other flavors of fondant icing.

Bubbles in the Fondant – What causes bubbles in your fondant icing and how to fix the problem.

Covering Cakes with Fondant Icing – Peggy’s hints and tips for covering your cakes with Fondant Icing.

Decorating Cakes with Fondant Icing – How to add color, how to make fondant flowers, using fondant decorations, repairing tears, and much more.

Marbling Fondant Icing – Learn how to marble fondant icing.

Buttercream Icing/Covering:

Buttercream Icing 101 – Recipe and tutorial on making and using buttercream icing.

Buttercream Recipes – Additional buttercream recipes plus Q&As on making other flavors of buttercream icing.

Decorating with Buttercream – How to use decorations on buttercream icing.

Wedding Cakes:

Assembling Cakes/Wedding Cakes

Cake Fillings – How to use caking fillings with wedding cakes.

Decorating Wedding Cakes – Lots of Q&A’s on decorating wedding cakes.

Other Cake Baking and Decoration Topics:

Recipes & Baking Ingredients – Q&As on different cake baking ingredients.


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