Tag Archives: Fondant

Silver Anniversary Cake

Teresa contacted me about a cake for her parents’ 25th wedding anniversary. She wanted to use the invitation below for inspiration. I knew I would have to pipe it to get the fine lines on the invite, and I wanted to use some small 3-D flowers. I learned to pipe …

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Fondant Reviews ─ Sylvia Weinstock

Sylvia Weinstock, the Queen of cakes, once said “I don’t do fondant.” Well I guess she’s changed her tune, because I see a lot of her work around and it’s all fondant. Let’s face it: When it comes to achieving a perfectly smooth finish on a cake, nothing beats fondant. …

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On Fondant, Gumpaste, Pastillage, and Mexican Paste

Between fondant, gumpaste, and pastillage, not to mention marzipan, Mexican paste and chocolate clay, it’s easy to get confused about sugar paste terminology. Throw in some British terms–like flower paste and sugarpaste–and it’s anyone’s guess. Below is a (hopefully) comprehensive list of the different sugar pastes used for cake design. …

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Tricks of the Trade: Reviving Old Fondant

When fondant is good, it’s good. Good fondant gives your cake a perfectly smooth and flawless finish. If kept air tight, fondant lasts forever, but it starts to dry immediately when exposed to air and can be tricky to work with. Once your fondant is past its prime, there’s really …

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Easiest Ever Edible Glue

This recipe for edible glue could not be any easier, and you probably already have all the components on hand. Yield: About 1/2 cup of edible glue. You’ll want to increase the ratio (2 parts fondant to 1 part water) to make more glue and decrease for less. It requires …

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Yes! You Can (and Sometimes Should) Refrigerate Your Fondant-Covered Cakes!

More than any other question, people ask me about refrigerating their fondant-covered cakes. I, like many people, was taught that you can’t refrigerate fondant. And so, for many years, I didn’t refrigerate my cakes, until the unfortunate Malibu incident of 2009 (read about it in #2, here). I’ve refrigerated all my …

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10 Things You Should Know About Fondant

Whether you’re a bride, a cake-curious baker, or a cake design professional, there is a lot to know about fondant. There are many things I wish someone had told me when I first started so that I didn’t have to learn the hard way, and apparently I’m not the only …

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