I need to know how you all make stuff with fondant...and, get it to look neat? Everytime I use fondant it looks messy and stretched out. Any good tutorials out there? Advice you can give me? I'm making my son's first b-day party cake and I want it to look awesome! I'm needing some pointers! Thank you!
Hi JCope79, what exactly are you looking for. Figure making? Accents? or covering the cake in fondant?
Here are some tutorials that might help you:
BASIC TUTORIALS: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-654103.html
FIGURE MAKING TUTORIALS: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-672099.html
a little bit of everything actually. I'm new to fondant. Thank you for the links!
and, wood. I need to know how to make fondant look like wood planks. This is for my son's 1st birthday party. Thank you!
Mix some brown colour with vodka and paint strokes onto the fondant in the same direction, will look like wood
Hi im new to fondant too and I have a cake that is just Buttercream iced with some black accents. its a small stacked tier cake (2tiers) if I ice them do you think I could apple the small amount of fondant accents and place it in the fridge over night?
The reason I ask is because I love to put them in the fridge to make the cake more solid and less likely to get messed up when the customer has to transport the cake from my location to theirs.
I use a little bit of Tylose powder in my fondant to help it firm up when it's dry. This is especially good to use when making flowers and figures.
It's also helpful to have your fondant not so sticky so when I make accents I let them dry a bit and then place on the cake, this way they don't stretch out.
I refrigerate my fondant cakes with fondant accents but you have to be careful as it depends how much moisture your refrigerator has. Mine at home is dry but when I use the walk in frig. at my commerical kitchen it has too much moisture and my flowers ect. wilt so I have to add those just before I deliver the cake.
For fondant boards I take 2-3 shades of brown and marble it together in one direction. Then roll it out in one direction and you'll get a wonderful grain. I then dilute some brown food gel in Vodka and paint over my boards when they are dry.
I don't update my pictures on here but I have several on my website where I have made wooden boards. One is a trifold flag in a wooden case.
ok so you think if i ice my cakes in buttercream and then put the small flat fondant accents then into the fridge over night it would be fine. How do i tell if my refrigerator is dry?/
Sometimes the stretching happens when you try to pick up the figure you just cut out.... I've found that using a cutting board helps with that.
You'll be fine if your peices are flat. I'd be more concerned with drapes, flowers and figures.
thanks guy =]