Bakers and professional cake decorators sometimes cover their cakes in fondant to preserve the freshness of the cake while at the same time giving them a delicious blank canvas to work with on which they can create their unique masterpieces. Fondant also gives cakes a beautiful sheen, even when you don’t decorate on top of it, and it can protect cakes against loss of moisture! Buy Satin Ice Fondant online here at Stover & Company and save yourself money and time, all the while ensuring quality that you can expect from industry leading names like Satin Ice! Satin Ice Fondant is made from a premium quality recipe allowing you to create a smooth, elegant finish perfect for custom wedding, novelty, and special-occasion desserts.
Fondant is a type of sugar dough that can be rolled out to cover your cake for a sleek, smooth finish. It’s made predominantly of sugar, corn syrup and our special blend of natural gums that are heated and cooled to produce a dough like consistency. Satin Ice fondant is vegan, gluten free, nut free, dairy free, trans fat free and Kosher.
Fondant is used to cover the cake and for decorating it as well. The moldable, shapable nature of fondant makes it the perfect medium for everything from small ribbons and bows to elaborately modeled sculptures. The first step to working with fondant is to knead it to soften it up. Once softened, you can roll it out to a thin sheet or start molding it. Want to get started? Watch some of our videos on Learning the Basics. If you’ve never used fondant before, don’t be afraid to try! It’s fun and it’s something the whole family can enjoy learning together.
It appears to be very similar however gum paste is much denser and more elastic as it may be rolled super thin and formed into sugar flowers and other decorative pieces that will eventually dry hard and so as to maintain their structure and shape. Gum paste is generally not consumed but more the finished pieces are put aside and treasured as keepsakes. Gum Paste is suggested to be be used for decorative pieces only.
Working with Fondant:
Make sure your surface, tools and hands are clean and dry
Avoid sticking to worksurface with shortening, cornstarch or powdered sugar
Wrap and seal fondant that’s not in use so it doesn't dry out!
Work fast to keep fondant pliable
Knead the fondant, it will become softer and more pliable as you knead it
After use, store fondant at room temperature (but put chocolate in the fridge)
COVERING A CAKE:
Roll out to about 1/8” thick for covering
If covering a cake, use a firm cake mix (like pound cake)
Fondant Tool Tips:
Shaker with cornstarch/powdered sugar - eliminates sticking of fondant to other surfaces
Shortening - eliminates sticking of fondant to other surfaces, helps repair fondant that is slightly dried/cracking
Non-stick Silicone mat - work area for rolling out fondant
Rolling pin - 17” for large cakes, 7” rolling pin for small projects
Small offset spatula - helps lift delicate fondant shapes
Pizza cutter (small) - easily trim excess fondant from base of cakes
Fondant smoother - helps adhere the fondant layer to the buttercream/cake
Revolving cake stand - revolving stands make it easier to work around the cake
Paintbrush - water acts as an adhesive for fondant, use a paintbrush to apply water to fondant
Sculpting tool set (5,7, or 9 piece - plastic or stainless steel) - form, shape, mark and imprint fondant and gum paste decoration.
How long will Satin Ice be good to use after I first open it?:
Assuming you do not introduce moisture into the pail and it is sealed properly again, it is good for at least six months after being opened. Chocolate fondant will last about three months. Please note that all of Satin Ice Fondant & Gum Paste can be stored at ambient temperature, with the exception of Chocolate, which we recommend refrigerating after opening.
Fondant is the perfect ingredient for you to get as creative as you want for cake decorating and more! For more information on fondant or any other cake supplies/ingredients call us at 724.274.6314! Happy Baking!!