Lemon Fondant Fancies - Week 9 #GreatBloggersBakeOff

25 October 2016

I wasn't planning to bake this week but had a bounce of energy and decided to try my hand at Lemon Fondant Fancies.  Week 9 is Patisserie and we were given a choice of either Parmiers, Fondant Fancies or Savarin. With baking at the last minute I had to opt for what I believed to be the less time consuming, to join in with the bake along at Mummy Mishaps.  Obviously things didn't go quite to plan, I mean what fool would try and do these in a few hours giving them no time to set?

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Lemon Fondant Fancies
These fondant fancies could be adapted with different flavours.
  • 280 grammes Self Raising Flour
  • 280 grammes Caster Sugar
  • 280 grammes Butter
  • 5 Eggs
  • Juice & Rind Lemon
  • 280 grammes Butter
  • 2 cups Icing Sugar
  • 1 pack Fondant Icing
  • 1/2 tsp Yellow Food Colouring
  • For the filling Lemon Curd
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees or gas mark 4.2. Put all the ingredients in the Ninja mixer and mix on medium for around 5 minutes with the plastic beater.3. Grease a 9 inch square baking tin.4. Pour the mixture in to the tin and bake for around 20 minutes. Once cooked, slice in half and fill with lemon curd. Cut into 12 squares.5. To make the butter cream mix the butter with the icing sugar.6. Coat the squares in butter cream on all sides (I didn't put any on the top.7. Mix the fondant icing sugar with a few drops of water and the yellow food colouring.8. Pour the fondant icing over the individual cakes and leave to set. I used my Oxo Icing Knife to balance the cakes on whilst pouring the icing over.9. Decorate with melted chocolate.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12 fancies

For this recipe I used the Ninja Kitchen to mix all the ingredients together and the Oxo Good Grips Icing Knife for the fondant icing.

As they say onwards and upwards, may be my best week will be in the grand finale, it's just a good job we aren't voted out of the competition on our fails.  One thing is for certain though, my fancies may not look good but they sure tasted amazing.

Mummy Mishaps


  1. I like lemon and I loved baking the fancies, so next time I'm making lemon fancies. Yours look delicious. x

    1. It's a good job they tasted OK Anca as they were not that pretty to look at x

  2. They look great Cathy, well done on baking this week.

  3. I love lemon fondant fancies Cathy - I am always gutted that there are only ever 2 inside a pack! Yours look great, and I love that you gave it a go, especially as you have not been very well. I would happily sample a couple of these :) thank you for linking up xx

  4. They still look good enough to eat and that is the main thing. If you want perfect looking fondants buy Mr Kiplings but if you want them to taste good then make your own. I wouldn't turn one of yours down.

    1. Thank you Jacqueline that is so nice and made me smile x

  5. As they say, you enjoyed making them and eating is even better. They don't look too bad to me! #gbbobloggers2016

  6. Lemon fondant fancies are my favourite. I wish I had the patience to make them x


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