Fondant

Fondant is a type of icing that is mainly used in decorating. There are several types, depending on how it is treated. Sometimes it is cooked to a soft stage and used as a filling, but it is mainly known for being rolled and formed into other shapes. Ribbons and other sculptures on cakes and pastries are often made of fondant.

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How do you get a beige fondant color?

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I just use very little brown gel paste coloring. You can also add a little ivory food color to your fondant.
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Can you put cake fondant on sugar cookies?

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Yes. You might need to brush the cookies with corn syrup or egg white to get the fondant to stick to the cookies.
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What does fondant taste like?

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Fondant tastes like gum that melts in your mouth, but it's really good.
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Why is glycerin in fondant?

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It's to stop it from getting dry.
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Does marshmallow fondant contain food allergens?

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Anything, food or other substances, can contain allergens. Lists of known allergens commonly used in preparation or processing of foods are published by various organizations, relevant to the area you live in. The link below contains many references to sources which can give you more information. You need to remember, though, that anyone can be sensitive to anything at any given time. If you believe you've identified a food sensitivity in yourself or someone close to you, consult a doctor. Your doctor can refer you to an allergist who can frequently perform quick and simple tests to discover whether the suspect item, by itself or in combination with other substances, is indeed affecting you. It isn't always the substance currently getting the most publicity that's causing your allergic reaction, and it's unwise to assume this is the case without getting expert medical advice. For example, you might think you're allergic to a particular food because you have a reaction most times you eat it. But you might usually eat that food at a particular place - a restaurant, cafe, workplace, friend's home - and your reaction could be caused by, for example, cleaning chemicals used in that place, or a particular domestic product there, or a pet, and so on. Or vice versa: you might think you're allergic to a friend's perfume, when actually you're getting a reaction from something in a store you stop at on the way home from their place. It's normal to notice only the times you have a reaction, and completely forget about all the times it doesn't happen, so you need to take all possibilities into consideration, especially in the rare event of severe reactions.
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Is fondant gluten free?

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Yes. Fondant is Gluten free
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What do you do with leftover fondant?

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you could freeze it until you need it again :)
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What if your store bought fondant is hard?

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It has been exposed to air and should be tossed out. The only possible way to use it would be to break it up into a food processor and grind it to use as sugar. But it cannot be softened into usable fondant again.
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Can you use fondant on an ice cream cake?

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Yes, but it can turn out odd if the temperatures do not add up correctly.
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Can you put fondant icing on a carrot cake?

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You can, but since fondant is used mainly for its smooth appearance and not used as a 'solo frosting', you first need to ice the cake with a cream cheese frosting, which is the more commonly used frosting for carrot cakes. The fondant can then be added on top of that for decorating purposes if you like.
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How much ahead of time can you make fondant decorations for cakes before adding them to the cake?

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You can make them 1 to 2 days in advance, then store them in an airtight container a a refrigerator.
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What is a good looking and tasting substitute for fondant?

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That depends entirely on why you want to substitute something else for the fondant. If it's because you don't have the ingredients, there's a great "fondant frosting" recipe at allrecipes.com. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Fondant-Frosting/Detail.aspx Ingredients for that recipe are: confectioners' sugar, water, light corn syrup, and almond extract. You can substitute vanilla extract for the almond extract (most people have vanilla). You can make your own version of the corn syrup by making a simple syrup. You can make simple syrup by bringing water to boil, stir in an equal amount of granulated sugar then drop the stove temp down to low. Continue stirring until all the crystals are gone--it is really important that ALL the crystals are gone. You can check it by lifting up a scoop of the mix and looking carefully to see if there are any crystals. That's it. Bottle it, and stick it in the fridge.
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Do you have to put icing under the fondant on a cake?

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It's always best to first put icing on a cake before putting on fondant. The fondant needs something to 'stick to', but the icing is also for taste. A good icing can make a huge difference in the taste of a cake. And since many people don't like the taste of fondant, they often peel it off the cake before eating it. So if there is icing under the fondant, the have more than just a 'naked', plain cake after peeling off the fondant, and they have a much better tasting cake, too. But even for those who do like the taste of fondant, it still tastes and looks better with icing under it. It also looks much more professional, because it is much more professional.
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What is the difference between Fondant and Marzipan?

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Fondant is almost entirely sugar. Marzipan is made from almonds.
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Can you cover a red velvet cake in fondant?

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Of-course what makes a red velvet cake any different than another cake
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What is the taste of fondant?

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Fondant is a confection used as a filling or coating for cakes, pastries, and candies or sweets. In its simplest form, it is sugar and water cooked to a point, specifically the soft-ball stage, cooled slightly, and stirred or beaten until it is an opaque mass of creamy consistency. Fondant is commonly used to decorate wedding cakes. This gives the cakes a smooth appearance kinda like candycorn
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Can you use vanilla icing under the fondant?

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Absolutely, just be sure your icing is smooth (as an imperfections can show through the fondant covering when you're finished). I personally put icing under all fondant, this way if someone doesn't care for the fondant they can just peel it off their cake slice and they will still have a fully iced piece of cake.
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What is the difference between fondant and rolling fondant?

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Rolling Fondant is easier than regular fondant to roll out hints the name rolling fondant
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How do you pronounce fondant?

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its like Fawn-dawn-t
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What is fondant candy?

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Fondant is a confection used as a filling or coating for cakes, pastries, and candies or sweets. In its simplest form, it is sugar and water cooked to a point, specifically soft-ball stage, cooled slightly, and stirred or beaten until it is an opaque mass of creamy consistency. fondant is a sugar/icing that can be folded and sculpted
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How do you stick fondant to fondant?

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Sieved apricot jam makes a good 'glue'.
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How do they get the creme in Cadbury creme eggs?

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they have fondant icing inside it, which is solid, then they inject an enzyme into it which liquifies it.