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Fondant is an amazing type of icing that is used to sculpt and decorate cakes. It is made from sugar, water, corn syrup, and glycerol, and when rolled, it is similar to dough or clay. It can also be poured and used as a filling in desserts. You make fondant by supersaturating water with sucrose. When you heat water to boiling, it can hold twice as much sugar as it can at room temperature. You…

When it comes to baking different foods for the first time, it can be extremely difficult to get everything right. After all, getting baking recipes correct takes time, practice, and a good eye. One example of how troublesome baking can be is often found with fondant. Fondant is often used to decorate cakes and it is fairly common in that regard. However, getting a fondant just right is something that isn’t easy for beginners to…

One of the many, many reasons why people enjoy baking is because the possibilities are nearly endless with what you can do. From cooking savory breads to sweet cakes, from decorating treats with all different kinds of toppings, to simply making a meal for yourself to eat, there are plenty of reasons why people choose to take up baking. Of course, there are going to be some aspects of baking that are more troublesome than…

Cool Whip has long been a favorite topping for desserts. It is light and fluffy and just sweet enough to add flavor. The problem with Cool Whip is that it doesn’t always last after it has been added. When you make frosting, it needs to be able to sit out at room temperature and last. If you want to use Cool Whip to make frosting and make it thick enough to last, you can do…

Fondant is a type of cake icing that can be used to mold or sculpt cakes, cupcakes, or pastries. It can be rolled or poured with the poured variation being more common for fillings and the rolled variant more common for covering cakes and other baked goods. It has a texture that is similar to clay and it is what makes cakes look sculpted. If you want to make specialty cakes, fondant is the way…

There are so many kinds of frosting and icings out there that it takes a culinary degree to know how to make them all perfectly. If you aren’t a professional pastry chef (or maybe even if you are!), you may occasionally find that your frostings, icings and ganaches are a little too runny or not quite the consistency that you are looking for. This guide will help you learn how to thicken all different kinds…

I often say that baking is both an art and a science, and this is particularly true when it comes to the world of cake decorating. Whether you’re making a simple batch of cupcakes for your child’s birthday party or a monumental wedding cake fit to serve two hundred guests, you need a combination of knowledge, experience, and artistic ability. You also need the right tools. Airbrushing can be an incredibly effective cake decorating technique…

Even as a professional pastry chef and wedding cake decorator, there are many times when decorating a cake seems like a lot of work. You have to make the frosting and get it to the right consistency, occasionally dye the frosting, ice the cake perfectly and then constantly switch pastry tips and piping bags as you painstakingly decorate the cake. Sometimes, you just don’t have time for all that (and sometimes, as much as I…

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