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.
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.
|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.
Have a great weekend!!