Cake Decorating Techniques with Fondant

Fondant is a tasteless, thick paste, made of sugar and water. It can be colored and flavored, so it is often used for decorating cakes.

Cute fondant decorated cake - Fondant is a tasteless, thick paste, made of sugar and water. It can be colored and flavored, so it is often used for decorating cakes.

I just completed Course 3 of the Wilton cake decorating series, and here is my final cake project. It was inspired by my niece, Madison, and her love for bright neon colors.

Cute fondant decorated cake - Fondant is a tasteless, thick paste, made of sugar and water. It can be colored and flavored, so it is often used for decorating cakes.
Photo credit: Mr J aka the hubby

During this 4-week course, in addition to covering a cake with fondant, making bows and working with fun cut-outs, we learned how to make different flowers out of gum paste and fondant.

It was my first exposure to both, and I must say, I love working with gum paste to make flowers. We made gum paste daisies, roses, calla lilies, mums and carnations. The carnations were my favorite to make. I will share the gum paste flowers with you later, after more practice. I’m not sure if I am a fan of covering a cake completely with fondant yet, even though I like how smooth it looks.

The course is taught by Wilton-trained professional cake decorators, and the instructors are very helpful.

I definitely recommend the Wilton cake decorating series for any beginner who would like to learn the basics of cake decorating.

Since taking the course, I’ve used the techniques to decorate many different types of cakes. This cow cake is decorated with fondant, as is this girl’s makeup cake.

Have a great weekend!!

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