Pistachio Fondant

Baking By bubbiesbougie Updated 20 May 2008 , 2:04am by bubbiesbougie

bubbiesbougie Posted 18 May 2008 , 7:06pm
post #1 of 10

Hello,

I have a bride that wants a pistachio cake with a whipped pistachio frosting but she also wants fondant on the cake. How could I make the fondat. I would like to use ready made fondant but I could make it if I have to. Also I have never used whipped icing under fondant can it be done? Any tips or tricks I need to know.

Thanks,
Jaclyn

9 replies
JanH Posted 18 May 2008 , 7:29pm
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A whipped buttercream frosting under fondant might work for you.

However, a true "whipped" as in whipped cream frosting under fondant contains too much moisture and will melt a fondant covering. icon_sad.gif

It might be available somewhere, but I've never seen a premade (commercial) pistachio flavored fondant.

I found a pistachio nut flavoring at www.nationalflavors.com

...and also at LorAnn Oils:

http://www.lorannoils.com/Productsdetail.asp?SearchName=PISTACHIO%20FLAVOR

All CC fondant and MMF recipes:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Recipes&sort=recipename&sort_dir=ASC&op=search&chname=X&chingredients=X&searchtext=&cat_id=60&x=55&y=8

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Recipes&sort=recipename&sort_dir=ASC&op=search&chname=X&chingredients=X&searchtext=mmf&cat_id=-1&x=36&y=11

MMF hints & tips:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-101181-.html

HTH

bubbiesbougie Posted 18 May 2008 , 7:43pm
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This is the recipe she wants me to use. I was going to make a sample cake to test it, but I'd rather not waste the fondant if you know the answer.

2 1/2 pints whipping cream
1 lg containter cool whip
1 box pistachio pudding
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp powered sugar

Whip cream till fluffy, add the rest of ing. than mix.

What do you think?

Thanks
Jaclyn

tonedna Posted 18 May 2008 , 7:55pm
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YUMMY!

tonedna Posted 18 May 2008 , 7:55pm
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I never use soft icing under my fondant..I have no idea how it works.

playingwithsugar Posted 18 May 2008 , 8:00pm
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I can tell straight away that this icing recipe is too wet for you to use under rolled fondant.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

CristinaB Posted 18 May 2008 , 8:06pm
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That recipe sounds like it would make a great filling (like mousse). Can you use it that way instead of frosting the cake with it? That way you could use the flavor she'd like and fondant too. Good luck!

JanH Posted 18 May 2008 , 9:12pm
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bubbiesbougie, your perishable frosting requires refrigeration and won't support fondant (too wet). icon_sad.gif

Safe food handling practices dictate that a perishable food not be without refrigeration for longer than 2 hours. (Hard to do with a wedding cake.)

4 steps to safe food handling:
(Not the business version of safe food handling practices.)

http://stevens.wsu.edu/Family/Safe_Handling.htm

You can make a pistachio shelf-stable filling using pistachio instant pudding and Rich's Bettercreme. icon_smile.gif

Just follow ShirleyW's recipe for faux bavarian cream:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2396-Bavarian-Cream-Filling.html

Everything you ever wanted to know about Rich's Bettercreme & Pastry Pride:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-1814171-.html

Rich's Bettercreme Safe Handling Info:

http://tinyurl.com/yt4eyu

As the cake professional, it is your responsibility to sit the bride down and tell her what is and isn't possible:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-586025-.html
(See indydebi's post.)

HTH

akgirl10 Posted 19 May 2008 , 7:43am
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I like the idea of using that as a filling, you could get lorann oil and flavor buttercream for the outside. But that will be too soft to hold up under fondant.

bubbiesbougie Posted 20 May 2008 , 2:04am
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Thanks! I've never been asked for whipped with fondant and have never tried so I was not sure. She changed her mind about the fondant also so I lucked out.

As for the wedding, its a very small wedding 50 guest (2nd marriage for both) and it's only a dinner not a reception, so I'm not concerened about the time it's left out. They only have the room for 2 1/2 hours.

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