When it comes to decorating baked goods, be it cakes, cookies or cupcakes, fondant icing is one of those go-to ingredients. It’s versatile, available in a multitude of colours and can be used for just a simple icing layer or for creating models and decorations. It’s also a product that is fairly easy to get to grips with.
Working with fondant icing isn’t some arcane art, all it needs is practise and a bit of care and you’ll be able to use it like a pro. Although your first efforts may be a little rough around the edges after just a short while you’ll be able to decorate cakes just as well, if not better, than cakes you can buy off the supermarket shelf.
Follow these seven tasty tips for using fondant icing and you’ll be off to a head start.
1. Work Fast
2. Knead Small Amounts
3. Keep It Dry
4. Bag It
5. Don’t Overwork Your Icing
6. Don’t Cover A Cold Cake
7. Never Put Your Iced Cake In The Fridge
Seven simple tips that, if you follow them, will ensure your next creation with fondant icing will be perfection. For more recipes and fondant icing tips visiting renshawbaking.com