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Roll, Twist, Bend, Squish: How to Marble Fondant With Ease

Marbling fondant is a quick, easy and fun way to create an elegant and timeless cake finish. Just remember - roll, twist, bend, squish! The more times you repeat that process, the more marbled your fondant will be. I've created a classic marble look for my cake, but you can use the same technique to create a marbled galaxy, smooth marbled fondant stones, or even a wavy marbled swimming pool. 

Marbled Fondant Cake | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Photos via Erinbakes.com

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How to marble fondant

How to Marble Fondant | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Supplies:

Step 1:

Portion enough black and white fondant to cover your cake.

How much do you need? Check out this handy-dandy chart on Satin Ice's website: How Much Fondant. I covered a 6-inch round cake and wanted my marble to be lighter in color, so I used 2/3 white fondant to 1/3 black fondant. Be creative and play with the proportions or use more than two colors.

Portioning Fondant | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Step 2:

Roll your fondant into long ropes, equal in size. Cut the white rope in half and lay a piece on either side of the black rope. 

Rolling Fondant Into Ropes | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Step 3:

Twist the ropes together and give them a gentle squeeze, so that they stick together. 

Twisting Fondant | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Step 4:

Roll the twisted ropes, so that they come together even more. Fold the twisted rope in half. 

Folded Fondant Rope | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Step 5:

Use the palm of your hand to smear the twisted rope flat. 

Smear The Fondant Rope | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Step 6:

You could definitely stop here if you wanted a chunkier kind of marble. At this point you'd just roll your fondant out into a circle and use it to cover your crumb coated cake. But we're taking our marble even further! Roll the smeared fondant into another rope. 

Rolling the Smeared Fondant | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Step 7:

Roll, twist, and fold the smeared fondant rope, exactly as you did earlier.

Marbled Fondant Ropes | Erin Gardner | Craftsy 

See the magic starting to happen?

Marbled Fondant Twist | Erin Gardner | CraftsyFolded Marbled Fondant Rope | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Step 8:

Now you're ready to roll! Squish the fondant down a little with the palm of your hand to get it started and then roll your marbled fondant to whatever size you need.

Marbled Fondant | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Step 9:

Use the rolled marbled fondant to cover your cake just as you would with a regular piece of rolled fondant.

Cake Covered in Marbled Fondant | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

To cover my cake, I rolled the marbled fondant into a circle that was 1/8-inch thick and large enough in diameter to cover the top and sides of my 6-inch round cake. I then draped the rolled fondant over the top of the crumb coated cake and smoothed it down over the top and sides. Last, I trimmed away the excess fondant that pooled around the bottom of the cake.

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Revealed! Celebrity cake decorator Marina Sousa's secrets for creating jaw-dropping cakes with advanced fondant techniques from embossing to appliqué.Browse Classes Now »

5 Comments

margaret rowley

beautiful love it

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Malinda

Does this work with Marshmallow fondant or just the regular kind?

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Erin G

Yep! Works with any kind of fondant.

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Diva

Beautiful work. Loved the tutorial. Thanks for sharing the information!!

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Jessie E.D.

This is awesome and easy to understand…. I want to try this soon! :))

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