Fondant is an essential part of cake decorating. It is a thick sugar paste that is used most often to cover cakes. Because of its versatile nature, you'll often see bakers and cake decorators becoming super creative with fondant. From simply covering a wedding cake for a smooth and shiny finish, to moulding some fondant into horns for a unicorn inspired cake, the opportunities are endless! Fondant is easy to use, simply kneed it until it's pliable and you're ready to go. We stock an extensive range of colours, from bright blues to vivid reds, and all sizes so that you can find your perfect decorating solution.

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What is fondant and what is it made of?

Fondant is a thick sugar paste used to cover cakes, make decorations and more. It is typically made with icing sugar, glucose syrup, cold water, vanilla essence, gelatin and glycerol. 

Keep in mind that there are various ways to make fondant and there are other ingredients that can also be used. Getting the right fondant consistency may involve testing, trialling and experimenting to find which ingredients and method works best for you. 

What is fondant used for? 

Fondant is mainly used to cover cakes and create decorative elements. Fondant can also be applied to produce a smooth or shiny surface on a cake using fondant smoothing tools, such as those commonly seen on wedding cake. 

How do I store fondant?

The best way to store unused fondant is to knead it into a thin layer, wrap it in plastic, and store it in an airtight container at room temperature.

In terms of fondant decorations, it is better to let them dry at room temperature for at least 24 hours before putting them in a box lined with baking paper. 

Generally it is also better to avoid refrigerating fondant to prevent it from drying out. 

Can I colour fondant?

Fondants can be coloured. Typically, the best way is to use gel colours to colour fondant. For vibrant colours like black, red, or green, consider buying pre-coloured fondant. 

What are the best tips for working with fondant?

The top things to remember:

  • Knead the fondant well
  • Roll out the fondant 
  • Fondant can be sticky so make sure your work surface is clean before starting.
  • Ensure you are working with fondant in the right temperature
  • Avoid any moisture - After the fondant is made, prevent getting it wet or putting it near any liquids.
  • Store fondant correctly

What should I do if I get my fondant wet?

If you wet your fondant after it is made, sprinkle a small amount of icing sugar to prevent the fondant breaking down.