Hi, this is my firest post here. I'm pretty new to this whole 'cover a cake in fondant' thing--I've only covered one, in fact, in marshmallow fondant. I really like it, though. I'm doing a cake for my mother's birthday soon, and it's going to be a white cake with orange buttercream, as per her request, and this is what I wondered: should I use Satin Ice fondant, and if so should I flavor it with orange to match the buttercream? Do you think the vanilla fondant would even take the orange well or go with orange buttercream?
I use satin ice and I love it. The vanilla in satin ice is pleasant, but it's so subtle that any strongly-flavored buttercream will pretty much overtake it anyway, so I wouldn't worry about it. Just go with the orange you planned on and use the satin ice as is. Good luck!
Welcome to CC. You are going to learn a lot. Keep what you like and leave the rest. Just remember to try and keep trying and have lots of fun.
You can add many different flavors to MMF. I use them often.
You also dont want to overpower your flavors either.
I think the vanilla and orange sound great sort of like a creamsicle mix.
You can try to flavor your fondant. I use the Lorann Oils - they provide great flavor with minimal liquid addition.
Thank you both. I've pretty much decided to just use the straight Satin Ice and not worry about flavoring it--it's enough to do to color it appropriately!