What does Fondant taste like?

Discussion in 'The Creative Community' started by Feralpeg, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Feralpeg

    Feralpeg Living and Loving Windermere!

    Dec 29, 2000
    I've watched several shows where hey use fondant to decorate cakes. It is so cool. Kind of like modeling clay for cakes. Do you eat it? Does it taste good or do you just toss it and eat the cake underneath?
  2. tcmata

    tcmata DIS Veteran

    Aug 1, 2003
    It depends on what brand you use or what you add to it. Fondant is basically a sugar product. Wilton makes a readily available brand that does not taste very well. Satin Ice and Pettinice have a good flavor. You can also make it out of melted marshamallows and powdered sugar and it tastes pretty good. Another option is to add in white chocolate or flavorings to achieve different tastes.

    There is generally a layer of buttercream icing between the fondant and the cake. In my experience, most of my customers peel off the fondant and eat the cake with bc icing. Some people don't like the flavor or the texture (kind of chewy) or both. Either way, it does make a very smooth and pretty cake! HTH
  3. LindaBabe

    LindaBabe DIS Veteran

    Oct 20, 1999
    nicely done fondant tastes like the filling in chocolate covered cream candies like the old penny 'ice cream drops' from the Vermont Country store.

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