Faux Sure! The Foolproof Way to Marble Fondant


Roll, twist, bend, squish! Marbling fondant is actually pretty fun, and kinda easy. There's really only one rule to remember: the more you work the fondant, the more finely marbled it will be.

I've created a classic marble look for my cake, but you can use the same technique to make a marbled galaxy, smooth marbled fondant stones or even a marbled swimming pool. Be creative and play with the proportions, or use more than two colors: It's all good.


  • Crumb-coated cake
  • Black fondant
  • White fondant
  • Fondant rolling pin
  • Small knife

Step 1

Portion enough black and white fondant to cover your cake.

To find out how much you'll need, check out this chart from Satin Ice: How Much Fondant . For a lighter marble I used 2/3 white to 1/3 black.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

Use the palm of your hand to smear the twist flat. 

Step 6

You could definitely stop here if you want a chunkier kind of marble. If that's the case, just get busy rolling out your fondant and covering your cake. But for an even more sophisticated look, keep going. 

Step 7

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

See the magic starting to happen?

Step 8

Squish the fondant down a little with the palm of your hand to get it started, then roll it out flat and carry on with your cake.

We call that stone cold spectacular.

Photos via Erinbakes.com

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