Hi all i am currently in the process of getting married in 6 months, and i was looking into making my own wedding cake with the help of my maid of honor and bridesmaids.....only problem is i dont have a fondant recipe....also can i make the fondant 6 months before the wedding and store it some how? like i said im a newbie...lol pls help!!!!
I do'nt know about making fondant, as I've never done it before... however I do know that there are some amazing fondants out there that you can buy for very little money, especially if you only need it for the one cake
I personally use Satin Ice fondant, there are many websites online you can order from. I am Canadian, so I choose to buy from Canada to lower my shipping costs (I found a local place to buy from, no shipping needed )
It comes in a variety of colors, and you can lighten them by adding some white in there, or change the color totally by mixing together, or adding gel paste to your white fondant
I'm love fondant, but I've never made it. I don't know if that helps or not, but I hope so And you can keep this store bought fondant for a long time as long as it is well sealed it will stay soft
I make fondant instead of purchasing it. I use Michele Foster's recipe - http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7446/michele-fosters-fondant . You can freeze it without any problems for longer than 6 months as long as your wrap it properly - triple plastic wrap and then a freezer bag with the air squished out.
If you've never used fondant before I would highly suggest buying it. Just DON'T by Wilton (nasty). I would also make a practice cake to be sure you can actually pull it off if you've never done it before. JMO
Wow!! Making your own wedding cake along with everything else that will be going on is going to be stressful. Since this would be your first fondant cake, I would also suggest buying fondant. I use Satin Ice and it has worked well for me in the past, however their is a thread out there about issues we are noticing. DO NOT use wilton. If you visit Global Sugar Art they have a great variety of fondant to purchase.