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Fondant decoration – it can shape anything you like. Have fun.

Fondant is an icing-like substance used to decorate pastries.  Several types of cakes require sculpting and covering up with fondant, most often wedding, birthday or other celebration cakes. Of course you can decorate these cakes with icing, chocolate etc. but sometimes people ask specifically for a certain shape of cake, figurines on top of it and so forth.

You color it with food colors. It’s best to use gel colors: apply the color with toothpick into the fondant. Then you knead it like dough to spread the color evenly. If you use liquid colors, add them to the fondant before you add the powdered sugar.

There are numerous tutorials about making different shapes from rolled fondant over the internet, so check them out if you’re interested

It’s actually easy to make your own fondant. If you wish to occasionally decorate birthday cake with it, or if you’re making a wedding cake, rolled fondant is very convenient.
Ingredients
  • 0.70 oz (20 g) powdered gelatine + ⅕ cup (50 ml) cold water
  • 3.3 oz (100 g) fructose + 1½ tbsp (20 ml) water
  • 1 tbsp glycerine
  • 30.4 oz (900 g) powdered sugar

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