A Beginners Guide to Fondant Cake Decoration


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For people who love to eat and enjoy fondant-based desserts, fondant cake decoration is one of the most popular types of cake. However, there are those people who are hesitant in purchasing fondant because they are afraid of its taste. However, the truth of the matter is that fondant is really tasty as long as you know how to make it. Aside from that, there are many ways that you can use to add flavor to your fondant cake.

Making Of Fondant

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Fondant is often coated with chocolate or even sugar before being stacked in a pan. Chocolate or sugar coating adds a nice glossy look to the fondant cake and gives it a pleasant aroma as well. When you decorate your cakes with fondant, you have to be careful in choosing the kind of icing that you will use.

Chocolate-coated fondant icing has a tendency to melt when cooled down. Therefore, you should use at least 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate for every 5 ounces of cake you are preparing to decorate. You can also buy chocolate-coated fondant for a more inexpensive option. Just be sure to purchase the type that is specially designed for hot humid days.

Fondant Icing Is Heavier

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You should also remember that fondant icing is heavier than icing made from other types of ingredients. Therefore, if you are applying it to a cake that has a relatively thin layer of batter, you should pour the icing from a larger container instead of a mixing bowl. It will distribute the weight evenly and you won’t end up using too much of it. Another tip for the fondant icing that you will use is to make sure that you have the right measuring spoon for the volume of the fondant that you are applying.

In addition, you also have to learn how to properly handle different types of fondant. Many people think that pouring hot fondant over the cold cake it’s not a problem, but this can be very dangerous because the hot icing may melt the frosting or worse, burn it. If you are having trouble with applying the fondant correctly, you should use an uncooked egg as a filler in between the layers of the cake decoration. This way, the egg will remain safe and the fondant will conform properly. However, this isn’t always possible so you may need to resort to using a non-stick skillet or plastic bowl instead.

The Texture

The texture of the fondant cake decoration can vary greatly. Some people like its smooth texture, while others want theirs to be more sticky. When working with fondant, you should always work from the center outwards. For example, when you are making a sponge cake, you should start at the center and work your way outwards. Of course, you should only work with smooth fondant and not with rough or silky ones, which would ruin your efforts.

Final Words

Make sure that the fondant cake decoration you use is smooth without being too coarse or bumpy. It should also flow nicely over the cake and not stick around the sides or corners. You should work in small batches and remember that the temperature you reach when adding the ingredients to the cake will have an effect on how smooth the cake will be. Finally, always make sure to allow your cake to set for a few hours before you serve it.

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