Introduction to making rolled fondant

Question. What is rolled fondant?
Answer. Rolled fondant is a soft icing that is rolled out thin to cover an already prepared cake. The cake is normally frozen when the fondant is applied to it.  It is used to give a cake a nice decorative finish. It may be colored using food coloring or spray painted (using an air brushing kit; see our homepage).


cake using rolled fondant

Demo

There are many methods and ingredients that can be used to make rolled fondant. This is one of way. We will be adding other methods in the near future. 

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Testing rolled fondant consistency

To test the consistency of the rolled fondant that you made, simply stretch part of the fondant using your fingers. If fondant stretches about 2-3 inches before tearing, the consistency of the fondant is perfect.

Troubleshooting

If fondant is too stiff (tears very quickly once pulled apart) add a bit of water and continue kneading. If fondant is too runny, add more cornstarch.

Miscellaneous notes

Let fondant rest over night before using. This allows all ingredients to blend together resulting in a perfect consistency.

 

More info on mixing methods or techniques used in french pastry

About our recipe tables

sample recipe table

Sample recipe table

All the recipes in our course are given by weight and percentages. The advantage of having a recipe in percentages is of extreme importance. You can alter the size of the recipe to any size you wish, and most importantly you can make recipe comparisons to notice the effects of ingredients between recipes.

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following terminologies;

  • rolled fondant
  • glucose
  • gelatin

What is your cost of making rolled fondant

If you would like to know what your cost is to making rolled fondant please follow this link.

 

Please follow this link in order to view our recipe and step-by-step video instructions on how to make the perfect rolled fondant every time

 

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