gold crackled fondant

Gold Crackled Fondant

How to make a beautiful gold crackled texture on fondant. This recipe is enough to cover one 6" round cake plus a little leftover. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gold crackled fondant
Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 3245 kcal
Author Elizabeth Marek


Gold Crackled Fondant

  • 1 1/2 lbs fondant
  • 1 tsp confectioners glaze
  • 2 tsp Non-toxic gold or edible gold


Tools Needed

  1. Creme brulee torch

    Corn starch duster

    Rolling pin

    X-acto blade

    Fondant smoother

    Chilled Cake

  2. Roll out fondant to half as thick as your normally do. Torch the surface of the fondant until it's brown and bubbly. Let cool. 

  3. Brush the surface of the fondant with confectioners glaze. Combine your everclear and gold dust to make a paint. Paint over the glaze and let dry fully. At least 10 minutes. 

  4. Use a bench scraper to loosen the fondant from the table and then using a rolling pin, roll out your fondant to the desired thickness. The more you roll, the thicker the cracks will be. I like thinner cracks. 

  5. Cover your cake in one piece as you would normally or panel to keep the texture more intact. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Gold crackled fondant is so beautiful on a cake! Learn how to make two ways, traditional and paneled fondant. 

Nutrition Facts
Gold Crackled Fondant
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 3245 Calories from Fat 1620
% Daily Value*
Fat 180g277%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Sodium 224mg9%
Potassium 1837mg52%
Carbohydrates 342g114%
Fiber 20g80%
Sugar 272g302%
Protein 74g148%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Calcium 401mg40%
Iron 12.9mg72%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.