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How to cover a cake in fondant

Smoothing fondant

Covering a cake with fondant can seem intimidating if you’ve never tried it. It’s the same way that frosting a layer cake can seem intimidating if you’ve only ever spread frosting on top of a sheet cake that is still in the pan it was baked in. But just like getting past that first layer cake, covering a cake with fondant isn’t as difficult a ... Read More »

Duff Goldman Buttercream Fondant, reviewed

Fondant with shapes

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 ... Read More »

Star Spangled Layer Cake

Star Spangled Cake, close up

In the past, I’ve used both fresh fruit and brightly colored sprinkles to finish off a cake (or cupcakes) and give them a festive look. This is particularly true for 4th of July desserts, where I like them to have a red, white and blue theme to them. This year, I wanted to do something a little bit bigger – ok, a lot bigger. I ... Read More »

What is fondant?

The term “fondant” can refer to a couple of different things. In many British cookbooks, for instance, a soft-centered chocolate cake is called “chocolate fondant.” The term primarily refers to a cooked mixture of sugar, water and cream of tartar that can be used either as a candy filling or as a frosting for a cake. Fondant is made by boiling sugar and water to ... Read More »

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