Fondant 101 - Looks vs. Taste
by Mindy Stover
We hear this from brides all the time. I love the look but does it taste good?
Rolled fondant is a popular choice for wedding cakes. The porcelain-smooth finish of rolled fondant creates a base for a variety of decorations and embellishments that you can only get with fondant. And fondant can keep a cake fresh longer -- even in warm weather -- by protecting it from air exposure. Because of this, it is the best finish for beach weddings and for weddings taking place in humid environments.
So fondant is great for amazing wedding cake designs, but does it taste good? Most bakeries use a commercially manufactured preservative that gives their fondant artificial taste and texture. We often hear it is chewy -- and most people don't want to chew their frosting.
The good news is that many not all fondant cakes are made with prepackaged fondant. We make all our own fondant fresh every time for every cake. We also add butter cream or your favorite frosting to your cake and then add the fondant over the top to create the beautiful finish. This way you get the wonderful classic taste of butter cream too. Using fresh ingredients, there is no need for the artificial tasting preservatives and our fondant melts in your mouth with no chewing -- and chewing and chewing.
- Mindy Stover is with Stover's Custom Cakes, Cocoa Fountain & Catering in Orange Park, FL, and has been a WedPlan Member since Oct 2006.