Fondant wedding cake is a type of wedding cakes which is demanded by many people nowadays because of its uniqueness, beauty and tidiness. Fondant wedding cakes are also easy to be adorned because the fondant itself is also not friable as butter cream.
However, it actually needs more budgets to have a fondant wedding cake. So, why don’t you try to make the cake by yourself.
What is fondant? Fondant which is also known as sugar paste is an ingredient for cake decoration. It tends to be elastic, so it can be easily formed. Fondant is used to cover cakes and also to make cakes’ ornaments such as bow, flowers, lace and figurines. It is made from sugar, gelatin, shortening, glucose, and glycerin.
Sugar is having the most percentage of the fondant dough. So it is becoming sweet. It is also suggested to add any additional ingredient such as gum or gum tragacanths which make the dough is more solid.
If you want to make it colorful, you can simply add food coloring in it. On the other hand, to make your wedding cakes more tasteful, there are so many flavorings available in the bakery shops.Such as chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, blueberry, orange and many more.
Another advantage of using fondant is that you can cover all the cakes first before stacking them all. If you do not want to spend your time for making fondant or you just simply avoid failure, the fondant is also available in the shops.
Cooking and Making Fondant Wedding Cakes
Before you cover your wedding cakes with fondant, you should cool the basic cake after it is baked. So that the fondant will not be melted.
For each stack of a fondant wedding cake, you need two layers to make it thicker and more solid. For the beginner, it is suggested for you to cover the smallest cake firstly because it will be easier.
Lift each fondant wedding cake carefully from the bottom after the fondant has been rolled out until it covers the whole surface of the cake. This way will simply avoid the layers of fondant wedding cakes cracking or breaking.
You can then smooth the surface of fondant by a fondant smoother tool or simply using your hand. After all are smooth, the cakes are ready to stack up.
After stacking all of the tiers, you can cover the fondant layers with ornaments whether again made from fondant or by using butter cream. The butter cream can also be used as the glue to stick each layer.
To have colorful ornaments, make other fondants with different colors and probably tastes. You can form them into several shapes related to your wedding theme.
If you want to make such flowery fondant wedding cake, just form the fondant resembling with flowers. Then set a bunch of them on each side of the tiers.
If you don’t like to use unusual figurine that cannot be eaten, the fondant enables also to be formed as a couple of groom and bride. Then you can simply put them on the top of your fondant wedding cakes.
Fondant is also really useful to beautify another type of cake, for an example is cupcake wedding cakes.
So, happy cooking and enjoy your wedding.