I'm new to the whole fondant thing. Dumb question but do you ice the top layer before covering with fondant. I am going to attempt a texas hold em table for 100-200 people at a benefit give by us. and how does the fondant taste. Any suggestions on having a good tasting fondant?
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There are many ways to do fondant. I cover my cakes in a normal layer of buttercream and a thin layer of fondant. Yes, you do cover the top of the cake with icing. I always use chocolate fondant, it performs much better in my opinion, than regular fondant. And, it tastes much better! If you want any more info, I'm happy to try and help. Feel free to e-mail me, I would try to avoid Wilton, it's disgusting in my opinion.
If I can help more, please let me know.
Hi and Welcome to CC, colagal.
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I use marshmallow fondant and everyone seems to like the taste. I hate using chocolate fondant, it seems to stretch way to much, but it does taste good, like tootsie rolls. I would suggest you make a couple practice cakes first. Nothing big, just a small cake anyway, to get used to using the fondant. Have fun and good luck on the cake.
Can someone tell me the differnce between MMF and reg fondant? Can you mold figures out of it the same? I'm new to fondant too. Thanks