So in about a week, I will be making my first cake using fondant ..
Is there any advice anybody can give me, such as :
- what tools I need
- what is the best icing to use underneath (recipe would help!)
- if you add food colouring into fondant, will it mess it up?
And any other advice you guys can offer!
Hi! You will need a rolling pin to roll out the fondant (obviously), but apart from that the only thing you may need is an icing smoother. A turntable may also be helpful but it can easily be done without.
I like to use buttercream under fondant because it gives you a nice smooth cake to work with, as any bumps in the cake will probably show through the fondant.
You can add any food colouring with fondant you just need time to work the colour in and if it starts to get sticky then just add some icing sugar.
Hope this helps!
Do you have a recipe for any buttercreams? :)
I usually just use butter (make sure it is softened) and icing sugar and keep adding it until you get the taste you want... nothing fancy haha.
Do a search for recipes on buttercream. There are a lot of them on here.
It is hard to color premade fondant, but it can be done, you really have to knead the color in to get a solid color. Now if you want a marbled look.. that's a bit easier.
But a good long rolling pin and a fondant smoother are essential tools. A fondant cutter, or pizza cutter or even scissors can cut it to where you need it on your cake.
The first few times you fool with fondant, it seems difficult, but once you get the hang of it, it's easier than regular frosting!
AThe brand of fondant you use can make a huge difference in the final results.
I use white chocolate ganache under my fondant. For me, it is so much easier to cover a cake iced in ganache than white chocolate.