Using Fondant

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micaelagasper1 Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 11:59pm
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i'm a brand new baker and want to make birthday cakes (from box mixes, i'm not a genius). is there a certain type/brand of fondant i need to be using? and i saw that i should put a layer of butter cream under the fondant....what's that? 


please help and thanks :)


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Ginger08 Posted 8 Feb 2013 , 12:49am
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When I first started, I only used the Wilton fondant, because I didn't know any better. But by starting with this stiff brand I got a feel for what fondant was suppose to do and how to manipulate it. I now make my own marshmallow fondant, and have just started today mixing that with modeling chocolate even to cover amazing!  You want to frost your cake with a layer of something, be it buttercream or other type of frosting, so the fondant has something to stick to, and if you have darker cake it wont show through the fondant if its white. Good luck and have fun!!

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pookmyster Posted 8 Feb 2013 , 4:38am
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AIf you buy the fondant purchase Fondx brand if not available get satin ice. Fondx taste delicious. Go to and order they have the best price or go to the store if there is one close to you.

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