Can I use fondant to make figures?
You can certainly make figures just from fondant icing, but sometimes for more intricate or larger models you may need a product that sets a little harder. One option is to mix together fondant and flower paste in a 50/50 mix.
How do you make fondant from scratch?
How to make marshmallow fondant : Microwave marshmallows and water. Mix in powdered sugar. Knead: Grease your hands and your counter-top generously with shortening. Add color (if desired) and roll it out: Roll it out thinly (about 1/8 inch thick) for covering cakes or creating decorations.
Do I need buttercream under fondant?
The vast majority of cake decorators cover their cakes with either ganache or buttercream before applying fondant . My personal preference and the preference of many cake designers is to use meringue-based buttercreams under fondant . Both will work just fine, so if you’re team American buttercream , then go for it!
Do fondant decorations need to dry?
You can use fondant to cover a cake, make little figurines or cut out decorations for cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Fondant will also start to dry as it sits out. If you need your fondant decorations or figurines to be hard, make them at least two days ahead of time and let them sit at room temperature to dry .
Does fondant dry hard?
Fondant does not dry in the refrigerator, it firms up. Once it comes to room temperature it will remain firm. Marshmallow fondant is a different beast, the normal marshmallow fondant recipe is usually soft and sticky.
How far in advance can you make fondant cake toppers?