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What Is Fondant

No doubt you’re familiar with buttercream frosting, so what is fondant? Fondant is a type of sugar dough that can be rolled out to cover your cake for a sleek, smooth finish. It’s made predominantly of sugar, corn syrup and our special blend of natural gums that are heated and cooled to produce a dough like consistency. Satin Ice fondant is vegan, gluten free, nut free, dairy free, trans fat free and Kosher.

Many people are making their own fondant recipes but using ready to roll Satin Ice fondant saves you prep time and allows you to get right to decorating without sacrificing taste or quality!

Can I eat it?

Yes, you can and it tastes great! Because of the premium quality ingredients used in Satin Ice fondant, the texture of the taste is silky smooth and melts in your mouth. So no need to peel the fondant off! Satin Ice fondant is available in an extensive range of colors and in three delicious flavors: vanilla, buttercream and chocolate.

How do you use it?

Fondant is used to cover the cake and for decorating it as well. The moldable, shapable nature of fondant makes it the perfect medium for everything from small ribbons and bows to elaborately modeled sculptures. The first step to working with fondant is to knead it to soften it up. Once softened, you can roll it out to a thin sheet or start molding it. Want to get started? Watch some of our videos on Learning the Basics. If you’ve never used fondant before, don’t be afraid to try! It’s fun and it’s something the whole family can enjoy learning together.

Prepping The Cake

In this video we are going to demonstrate prepping your cake to cover with Satin Ice Fondant.

Kneading & Rolling

In this video we are going to show you how to properly knead and roll out your fondant.

Covering, Smoothing & Trimming

In this video we are going to demonstrate how to cover your cake with Satin Ice fondant.

Troubleshooting the Basics

In this video we are going to address some minor issues that may arise when using Satin Ice Fondant for the first time.

Cake Borders & Boards

Learn how to dress up your cake by covering a cake board with Satin Ice fondant and adding a simple border.

Color Mixing

In this video we will cover mixing Satin Ice fondant together to create unique colors.

Essential Tools

Shaker with cornstarch/powdered sugar - eliminates sticking of fondant to other surfaces

Shortening - eliminates sticking of fondant to other surfaces, helps repair fondant that is slightly dried/cracking

Non-stick Silicone mat - work area for rolling out fondant  

Rolling pin - 17” for large cakes, 7” rolling pin for small projects

Small offset spatula - helps lift delicate fondant shapes

Pizza cutter (small) - easily trim excess fondant from base of cakes

Fondant smoother - helps adhere the fondant layer to the buttercream/cake

Revolving cake stand - revolving stands make it easier to work around the cake

Paintbrush - water acts as an adhesive for fondant, use a paintbrush to apply water to fondant

Sculpting tool set (5,7, or 9 piece - plastic or stainless steel) - form, shape, mark and imprint fondant and gum paste decoration

Basic Tips

Make sure your surface, tools and hands are clean and dry

Wrap and seal fondant that’s not in use

Work fast to keep fondant pliable

Knead the fondant, it will become softer and more pliable as you knead it 

Use shortening, cornstarch or powdered sugar to make a non-stick surface

Roll out to about 1/8” thick

Use a firm cake mix (like pound cake) 

After use, store fondant at room temperature (but put chocolate in the fridge)

Satin Ice Product Line - Fondant Gum Paste

Fondant FAQs

Satin Ice Color Mix Guide

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