Advice On Fondanting A Cake

Decorating By varika Updated 25 Jul 2008 , 9:44pm by varika

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varika Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 2:59am
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Hi, this is my firest post here. I'm pretty new to this whole 'cover a cake in fondant' thing--I've only covered one, in fact, in marshmallow fondant. I really like it, though. I'm doing a cake for my mother's birthday soon, and it's going to be a white cake with orange buttercream, as per her request, and this is what I wondered: should I use Satin Ice fondant, and if so should I flavor it with orange to match the buttercream? Do you think the vanilla fondant would even take the orange well or go with orange buttercream?

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PinkZiab Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 3:20am
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I use satin ice and I love it. The vanilla in satin ice is pleasant, but it's so subtle that any strongly-flavored buttercream will pretty much overtake it anyway, so I wouldn't worry about it. Just go with the orange you planned on and use the satin ice as is. Good luck!

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gateaux Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 3:27am
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Welcome to CC. You are going to learn a lot. Keep what you like and leave the rest. Just remember to try and keep trying and have lots of fun.

You can add many different flavors to MMF. I use them often.
You also dont want to overpower your flavors either.

I think the vanilla and orange sound great sort of like a creamsicle mix.

You can try to flavor your fondant. I use the Lorann Oils - they provide great flavor with minimal liquid addition.

Good Luck.

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varika Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 9:44pm
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Thank you both. I've pretty much decided to just use the straight Satin Ice and not worry about flavoring it--it's enough to do to color it appropriately! icon_rolleyes.gif

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