I had never been a big fan of fondants … until I played with it that I realised they are better than play doh!
So what is fondant?
To quote Wikipedia ‘It’s a type of icing commonly used on decorative cakes.’. The basic recipe consists of water, sugar and glucose. You can home make fondant but the general trend is to buy off the shelf fondant. Some common brands include Redman (good economical brand if you are living in Singapore. But mind you, this brand is going to need a lot of work in kneading due to its drier texture), Satin Icing (supposedly excellent albeit expensive brand), Fancy Fondant (made in Malaysia and comes in smaller portions), Pete & Wills (if you need Kosher Certified and this is imported from Israel) etc. The list can goes on and so I’m just going to leave it here.
Why do I love fondant?
Versatility, malleability, visually appealing which makes them great cake toppers! It’s a baker’s playdoh! You can use them to write simple messages (which I did above and below),
2D cartoons for your kids (if your boys have been hassling you for an elephant or Ben 10) and as your experiences get the better of you, you’ll find yourself drifting towards 3D modelling which includes the likes of majestic center masterpieces! For now, I’m happy just to stay with the simple stuff which seemed so mundane and yet brightened and coloured our lives.
So send your love on cup cakes today!