swapnilgupta Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 3:10pm
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Hi,

I have to make cupcakes for my daughter's preschool potluck.thought of making some animal cupcakes...am in dilemma whether to use buttercream to decorate or to use fondant....will kids eat fondant covered cupcakes?

any ideas/inputs are greatly appreciated

thanks in advance
swapnil

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juleebug Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 3:24pm
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In my own personal experience, very small children don't seem to care for fondant that much. On the other hand, I've noticed that ages 12- 16 seem to love it.

__Jamie__ Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 3:25pm
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If it's good fondant, sure!

prterrell Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 4:23pm
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All the kids in my family seem to love it, even the younger ones. They'll eat all of the fondant off a cake and leave the cake behind.

CakeMommyTX Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 4:35pm
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My kids love, it's edible Play Doh to them.
At the end of the week I bring home my little left over scraps and the kids go to town.
The build stuff and then eat it, good fun!
But when I put it on a cake they tend to eat the cake and leave the fondant so go figure.
Sorry could'nt be more help.

Caths_Cakes Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 4:40pm
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being in britain , the fondant seems too be the best part of the cake .
i'm yet too meet a child who doesn't like all that sugary goodness icon_smile.gif

Cristi-Tutty Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 4:40pm
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My daughter goes crazy when I am preparing fondant, but she loves buttercreasm.. I just have to say that kids love sugar, so no matter what you make they are going to love...icon_smile.gif

KateLS Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 4:44pm
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My 5 and 3 year old did not like Wilton's fondant at all, but they love homemade mmf!

Jenteach Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 4:51pm
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My 5 year old daughter loves fondant (I use Virgin Ice) and so do my 6, 8 and 12 year old nieces.

Jen

ERdocmom Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 4:56pm

My 3 little ones-2,3,&5 LOVE MMF and buttercream fondant (by Fondarific).....it's a real treat for them!
You could always do a swirl of buttercream and put a fondant accent on top-(most) kids (and adults) LOVE it!!!!

tab_stout Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 5:17pm

My 2 year old loves it!!!! I've only made MMF about seven times, but when he sees it sitting on the counter he automatically says cake (as that's what he relates it too - he is only 2) and then he starts conniving how he can get some of it when I'm not looking - and he's pretty good at it, lol

Oh and I just made a princess cake for my daughters 1st birthday and I think she ate the entire fondant tiara.

catlharper Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 5:49pm

I make MMF and add flavoring to the mix...even if it's just vanilla. This past weekend I made chocolate MMF and it was a huge hit with everyone! No, none of my family really likes the Wilton brand but they all love the MMF that I make. As for school cupcakes...I would think buttercream would be an all time pleaser and in my experience, easier to do in larger quantities than fondant covered ones.

Good luck!
Cat

KKristy Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 6:10pm

My family loves Marshmallow fondant - my 2 teenagers and my 3 and 5 yr old niece and nephew....And everyone loves it when I splurge and use Choco -pan. My 17 yr old son will even take plain sugar cookies and roll out mmf and put it on cookies himself ! If you know teenage boys, - doing that for himself, must mean it is good, LOL !

SuzyNoQ Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 6:15pm

If it is on a cake or cupcake my kids will eat any icing that is on it, and they love it all. My dd is 4 my son will turn 3 next month. I usually use rolled buttercream or mmf.

mama_amy Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 6:22pm

My kids like fondant. I have only ever used MMF.

ThreeDGirlie Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 6:31pm

My kids are 1 1/2 and 3 years old... they don't give a hoot about cake. They like icing. But they like fondant even better! I think it's because they can "play with it"...

DS2 didn't eat any cake or icing from his first birthday cake - he played with the icing and smashed the cke up, but he ATE a cut-out fondant truck that I gave him. So yeah, if it's good fondant, they'll like it.

jojo0676 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 6:40pm

My daughter loves it. Even the cheap stuff. She"helps" me decorate cakes but eats it while she goes and gets upset when she doesn't have anymore to play with.

Kaytecake Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 6:42pm

My grandchildren, ages 2 and 4 love fondant. They will pick all the fondant decorations off the cake or cupcakes if you don't stop them. I usually use a large star tip to make a frosting swirl on the cupcake and then add a fondant accent. They've been a big hit with all the children, so far. thumbs_up.gif

heddahope Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 6:44pm

My boys love fondant (I use MMF). I made chocolate MMF once and it tasted like tootsie rolls, I had to punish them from the kitchen to stop eating it.

Tiffany29 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 6:50pm

My kids are 5 and 7. When they find out that I have made mmf, they drive me nuts until I give them a piece! They love it, especially because they can play with it!

FullHouse Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 7:08pm

My kids (well the 3 who are old enough to eat it anyway) LOVE fondant - ages 2, 7 & 10. I almost always use Michelle Foster's fondant and that is what they prefer but they will not turn down MMF or Satin Ice either. My oldest will even eat Wilton, but says he doesn't like it THAT much but doesn't hate it enough to peel off either.

srknepler Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 10:21pm

I made cupcakes for my son's Kindergarten class on Friday and I topped them with a swirl of buttercream and a MMF cutout.
Most of the kids ate the cutout first!! I saw 2 going in the trash out of a class of 21.

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