I have recently started my own decorating business, found a Wedding/craft shop that are happy to promote my cakes but i now need a few Display cakes.
My problem is that they dont want fondant icing on display as it attracts ants.
What do i use as the cake?
What can be used as the fondant?
Please help! Any ideas would be great...
Have they had that problem before? Or do they THINK it will attract ants? Because I cover mine in regular BC and fondant (have both kinds in the shop/window right now) and I've never had a bug anywhere.
It's not like this stuff stays soft and moist ..... when I put the BC on the styrofoam, it turns to concrete and the fondant gets pretty "preserved", too.
I use royal icing and have never had a problem. Of course, being a cake shop, I have monthly service to keep all "varmits" away!
It's the sugar in any icing that will attract ants.......it doesn't matter if it is fondant, b'cream or royal.
Agree w/IndyDebi........I have used all of the above and didn't have problems.
The only way around that is to use spackling paste (in a hardware store, paint dept.) OR the very expensive PermaFrost (fake icing).....both of which are hard to use.