Fondant 101

What is Fondant?

No doubt you’re familiar with buttercream frosting, so what is fondant?  Fondant is a type of sugar dough that can be rolled out to cover your cake for a sleek, smooth finish. It’s made predominantly of sugar, corn syrup and our special blend of natural gums that are heated and cooled to produce a dough like consistency. Satin Ice fondant is vegan, gluten free, nut free, dairy free, trans fat free and Kosher.

Can I eat it?

Yes, you can and it tastes great! Because of the premium quality ingredients used in Satin Ice fondant, the texture of the taste is silky smooth and melts in your mouth. So no need to peel the fondant off! Satin Ice fondant is available in an extensive range of colors and in three delicious flavors: vanilla, buttercream and chocolate.

How do you use it?

Fondant is used to cover the cake and for decorating it as well. The moldable, shapable nature of fondant makes it the perfect medium for everything from small ribbons and bows to elaborately modeled sculptures. The first step to working with fondant is to knead it to soften it up. Once softened, you can roll it out to a thin sheet or start molding it. Want to get started? Watch some of our videos on Learning the Basics.  If you’ve never used fondant before, don’t be afraid to try! It’s fun and it’s something the whole family can enjoy learning together.  

Fondant vs. Gum Paste

They appear to be very similar however gum paste is much denser and more elastic as it may be rolled super thin and formed into sugar flowers and other decorative pieces that will eventually dry hard and so as to maintain their structure and shape. Gum paste is generally not consumed but more the finished pieces are put aside and treasured as keepsakes. Gum Paste is suggested to be be used for decorative pieces only.

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