(Closed) Fondant Too Hard to Deal With?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Im not sure what you mean by rice krispies covered in fondant. But its actually pretty easy. I took a wilton class, however i suggest watching youtube videos & practicing a few times. you’ll get the hang of it. Some of the rollers come with sizing rings to make sure your fondant is even (the trick is to make it even).

Post # 5
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@baletrina: I believe that’s what they use in Cake Boss (could be wrong though) for their cakes…I think it’s waaay more sturdy than regular cake and it be much easier to make corrections to.

I’ve never taken one of the classes, but did used to work in a bakery 🙂 I didn’t decorate cakes myself, but I *think* the hardest part would be getting the fondant to lay flat when you put the sheet of it on the cake?  I would love to see pics if you do decide to do this!

Post # 6
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Sounds like a cute idea! Rolling fondant is pretty easy – like working with dough. But don’t use Wilton fondant, it has a weird taste. Go with a different brand.

Post # 7
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I used fondant for the first time on my son’s first birthday cake. It was a lot easier than I anticipated, and actually turned out pretty well (depite having to leave it 2 minutes after I had laid the fondant on the cake, as my older son had split his eyebrow open. I was convinced it was going to have all pulled off when we got home from the er).

If you practice a few times you should get the hang of it quite quickly.

Post # 8
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Using Rice Krispies is actually very common, it’s used when the cake won’t hold the structure you are looking for, such as an odd shape or something that would make the cake fall.

Using Fondant is super easy, and http://www.fondantsource.com/ is a great website to get buckets of fondant from for a reasonable price. It’s also fun, because you get to be super creative.

Post # 10
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you’re on a tight budget check the supply list before you sign up. Wilton classes usually require a huge amount of supplies. I worked at JoAnn for 7 years and the main class complaint I heard was about the cost of class supplies. Collect those coupons!

Post # 12
13 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not sure if anyone else mentioned this, but Duff Goldman (The guy from Ace of Cakes) has a new line out (available @ Michaels) and his line has a tasty and easy to use fondant. He also has buttercream, coloring, pans, you name it. The fondant is actually very easy to use (and tasty). I used it on cupcakes as well as cut some for decoration, and it worked great. Good Luck!

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