Fondant Wedding Cakes

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Fondant wedding cakes:


Fondant wedding cakes are, literally, all about the "icing on the cake". When people talk about fondant wedding cakes, they're not actually referring to the cake itself, but to the smooth, firm icing. Fondant icing - also called rolled fondant - is a combination of sugar, corn syrup and gelatin that is rolled out with a rolling pin like a pie crust and then laid over the cake, trimmed and decorated.


 


Fondant wedding cakes - a little explanation!


"Fondant" comes from the French verb fondre, which means to dissolve or melt - and the icing on fondant wedding cakes should melt in your mouth when you eat it. Poured fondant, which is different in texture than the rolled fondant used in fondant wedding cakes, is softer in consistency and used to glaze cakes and petit fours and in many creamy filled candies.


Rolled fondant, which can be used to cover any cake shape, has been a common ingredient in fancy confections in Europe, Australia and elsewhere for many years, but fondant wedding cakes have only recently gained prominence in the United States - in large part since being featured on reality television shows like Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes. Fondant wedding cakes are becoming increasingly popular choices - but couples should know that they'll generally have to pay a few dollars more per slice for a fondant wedding cake than one frosted with buttercream.


Fondant wedding cakes are notable for the elegant, satiny finish of their icing. (It's possible to achieve a matte finish with rolled fondant as well.) Rolled fondant, which becomes semi-hard when it dries, provides a firm base for decorative details and designs also made from fondant, such as lace, scrolls, ribbons and bows, dots, flowers and much more. Rolled fondant is flexible and versatile and can be formed into just about any shape imaginable. It also holds up well in heat; in fact, if the cake layers and filling are stable at room temperature, fondant wedding cakes don't require refrigeration.


Another appealing quality of rolled fondant is that it can easily be tinted, so fondant wedding cakes can be made to order in just about any color combination. Some bakers make their own rolled fondant for fondant wedding cakes, but it can also be purchased ready to use in a variety of colors - and flavors, including chocolate, caramel, coffee and strawberry.


The consistency of rolled fondant is similar to Play-Doh - but don't worry, the icing on fondant wedding cakes tastes much much sweeter and better! However, the taste of rolled fondant is still unfamiliar to many Americans, who are more used to buttercream frosting. People who are unaccustomed to the taste of rolled fondant may be relieved to know that many fondant wedding cakes also use a layer of buttercream frosting, to "cement" the fondant icing to the cake. This added layer also comes in handy if the couple wants to freeze the top tier of their wedding cake - rolled fondant can crack apart or become soggy if frozen, so it's recommended that the top layer of icing on fondant wedding cakes be removed before the cake is packaged for freezing.

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Last Updated: February 19, 2010 at 11:40 am
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