How Much Fondant Do I Need For....

Decorating By AZCowgirl Updated 19 Mar 2013 , 4:59am by lorieleann

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AZCowgirl Posted 17 Mar 2013 , 7:14pm
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Hi all!  I've been reading the forums here for quite some time on CC and have learned so much on here in regards to cake decorating; thank you all!  I am a newbie posting my first question now, and I have a wedding cake coming up soon and was wondering how much fondant I will need to purchase in order to cover a 16"x16" square board.  How soon can I purchase it (the wedding is May 3), and how soon can I make the fondant covered board?


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DeliciousDesserts Posted 17 Mar 2013 , 8:39pm
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AThe amount of fondant will depend on the brand. I know fondarific has a chart. I would guess the others do as well.

Fondant is good for at least a year.

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AlyT Posted 18 Mar 2013 , 5:20pm
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AYou can find a chart for this online as well.

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sfandm Posted 18 Mar 2013 , 7:04pm
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I can NOT stress enough for newbies that your best investment will be the book, Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating by Autumn Carpenter. I bought it a couple weeks ago, and am in awe of all the directions and photo tuts in it. I paid less than $20 thru WM, including shipping, and the book is HUGE. And yes, it even has charts for what you are needing. The spend will be well worth it.


Just FYI

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AlyT Posted 18 Mar 2013 , 8:20pm
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AI bought that book a wile ago cost me 27 $ I think with shipping but is a good source for info and I plan on getting more with recipes now like the cake bible.

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lorieleann Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 4:59am
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quite often i have 'cheated' with the look of a fondant covered board by just covering from the cake to the edge. I will mix in some tylose powder to get the base fondant to firm up.  I just hated wasting all that fondant under the cake!  I also normally use Fondx Elite or Elite Plus, so i'm going to use that on a board. I will make a MMF to use on a board. 

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