About Fondant Icing

Cakes, Eating, Decoration, Sweets
Many folks prefer using fondant icing to cover their cakes. This is because it comes with many benefits. Long ago, people in the cake industry only covered a tall cake with fondant, but this is no longer the case. Nowadays they cover even the shorter cakes.
The icing doesn’t melt: Fondant has a consistency which resembles dough than icing, and due to this it doesn’t melt when you place it outside or in a hot room. This makes it an ideal choice for wedding cakes because nobody wants to spend a lot of money on a wedding cake that becomes messy before the end of the day.
You can do more with the icing: The dough nature of the cake makes it possible for decorators to use it for more than covering the cake. You can use it to decorate the cake where you can come up with interesting designs like fancy bows and other decorations that resemble real cars. With fondant, you can give your cake nearly any look that you want-including the 3-D designs. Your imagination will only limit you.
You stop dairy sensitivity: A significant number of individuals are sensitive to milk products. If you’re one of these people, you are on the lucky side as fondant doesn’t have milk. For this reason, you can enjoy your cake without worrying about creating sensitivity to lactose.
Tips on how to keep your cake entirely wrapped up
For you to achieve a perfect cake covering you want to consider some tips.
Have an ideal ganache: there’s no way your cake will have a perfect end if it has a crude ganache.
Roll a thin fondant: To achieve a perfect finish you need to roll your fondant thin. To have an easy time you must make use of rolling pins with spacers.
Cut your cake neatly: To maintain the bottom edge clean you need to neatly reduce your fondant. To attain ideal results, you should make use of a pizza wheel. Additionally, use a super sharp knife or scalpel to trim the seam in the back of the cake. This plays a significant role in making the seam neat.
Add color: To give your cake an interesting look, it is wise to add colour to it. For optimal results, you should add 1 drop of food color at a time and knead the color in your fondant. It’s common for the icing to feel sticky. All you will need to do is to gently rub it on the sticky area with the palm of your hand.
Seal the cracks: When you are applying the icing, it can break. When this occurs, you should not worry as all you need to do, is patch the cracks using little water and your finger.

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