Saturday, March 5, 2011

Fondant 101

Ok class, turn to page 207 in your fondant books. Today, we are going to discuss the pros and cons of fondant as well as clear up some fondant-related myths.

Myth #1: You can't eat fondant.
Actually, fondant is meant to be eaten. While many people will peel off fondant or leave it on their plate, it is quite edible.
Myth #2: Fondant tastes bad.
Yes, there is fondant that tastes bad, which is why we make our own here at Indy Cakes. Our marshmallow fondant has a light delicious flavor that surprises almost everyone who tries it.

Myth #3: Custom bakeries only do fondant cakes.
Most of the cakes we do here at Indy Cakes are frosted in buttercream but then fondant is used for accent pieces, such as dots or stripes. On this cake, the white and light brown is buttercream but the animal print is made from fondant. Also, the giraffe, tree and sign are made from fondant.

We find fondant to be an essential part of the decorating process. We don't necessarily have to cover the entire cake in fondant, but we usually use a little on almost every cake we make. We find that kids especially like our fondant and can't seem to get enough.
In conclusion, there is no need to fear fondant, it can be a tasty way to add some extra WOW to your next cake.

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