How To Use Fondant?

Decorating By Jennifer8038 Updated 26 Jan 2014 , 6:54pm by brendajarmusz

Jennifer8038 Posted 17 Jan 2014 , 7:17pm
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I am attempting to make a 3 tier safari cake for my sons birthday with fondant jungle animal print I have never used fondant before. Does anyone have any tips?


Thanks in advance


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adoo67 Posted 17 Jan 2014 , 7:47pm
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AI'm not a pro but I should say working with fondant is tricky.i suggest to bake one tier before and practice with it to get used to fondant.use ganache underneath and smooth it really well.don't roll your fondant too thick and use a little bit shortening if it cracks you should work fast.

MBalaska Posted 17 Jan 2014 , 8:54pm
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Start searching the forum for "fondant", go to the library there are usually lots of cake decorating books from the Big Star Professionals, Search You-Tube - there are so many "How to Use Fondant" videos that you could live there.


But more importantly, do you know if anyone will like fondant, or would they like to eat lots of buttercream.

I'd like to make dressier decorated fondant cakes, but everyone I know hates them and literally screw up their little faces and pout if I even suggest it.  They want clouds of buttercream.


You may want to learn to make your own homemade fondant and save money and improve the taste.

JWinslow Posted 17 Jan 2014 , 10:05pm
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Here is a youtube video showing two different methods. 

You will need a smoother to give your cakes a nice finish and practice, practice, practice.  I am not being sarcastic, I just know fondant is not something you may get on your first try.


Good luck with your cake :)

Jennifer8038 Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 1:53am
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It was not perfect but it was okay thanks everyone for your help

MommyMommy Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 2:52am
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A:) Wow I'd say well done for 3 tiers covered in fondant and a First try?! You never know until you try.

adoo67 Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 9:02am
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AI love it!you must be very talented :-)

Godot Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 9:06am
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AWell done!

brendajarmusz Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 6:54pm
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AYou did an amazing job!!! for it being your first time you knocked it out of the park. You should be very proud of yourself. Congratulations.

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