I have never covered a cake with fondant because it gets so hard. Is there a kind of fondant that stays pliable?
I am not an expert but i only cover my cakes with marshmellow fondant that i make myself. i think most people do the same. I use Rhonda's Ultimate MMF recipe found on this site.
sometime i use wilton fondant for accents that can easily be pulled off, but to eat, i use MMF! also, i have trouble with this MMF being too pliable but I add corn starch and it has helped tremendously!
I love that recipie but I've found I have to make it the day before otherwise it's almost too soft to use. So it helps to let it sit overnight and firm up.
Thanks for the tip on fondant, I will have to try this MMF. I took a class from Susan O'Boyle Jacobson a few years ago and she mixed the fondant with gumpaste. That was the only way I knew to do this. It makes lovely flowers but gets so hard. Thanks again.
I personally would NEVER mix gumpaste with fondant to cover a cake. I'm a chocolate fondant gal ALL the way. Would never use anything but that. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me
'I love that recipie but I've found I have to make it the day before otherwise it's almost too soft to use. So it helps to let it sit overnight and firm up.'
yes, i always make mine at least a day before if not 2 days before and still i use cornstarch. now, i am gonna ask cakebabe about this chocolate fondant!
fondant on its own is much better for coving a cake. gum paste makes great flowers cause it goes so thin and dry, that not really something you want to eat though.