Fondant is a really neat product to work with when you’re decorating a cake because it allows you to do things that you can’t quite do with regular frosting. For instance, you can create a perfectly smooth and firm surface that is not only a good canvas for even more decorations, but it helps keep the cake moist underneath. There are downsides, however, and the biggest one is that fondant is not particularly tasty, even though you can add flavoring to it.
So, when I saw that Duff Goldman had some colorful flavored fondants in his new line, I wanted to give it a try. The line includes green, red, blue, yellow, pink, black, white and chocolate. All of them are buttercream flavored, except the yellow (lemon) and the chocolate (chocolate). I tried the red. The fondant was very easy to work with and held up really well, even when I rolled it out very, very thin before I transferred it onto my cake. The color was bright and bold, and since it already came colored, I didn’t have to worry about getting dye on my, my clothes or my work surface. And as for the flavor? I won’t say that it is going to beat out a real buttercream in a taste test, but it did have a nice buttery smell and flavor to it and was a huge improvement (especially according to my tasters) over the basic, unflavored fondant that I would typically use.
They sell this fondant both online and at craft stores, and it is definitely worth a look if you like to work with fondant and want to infuse some bright colors into your work!