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L. G. (L)
Subject: Rolled fondant for decorating cakes
Date Posted: 11/2/2008 2:08 AM ET
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Has anyone done it - used rolled fondant?  Do you have a recipe/technique that works?  TIA!!

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Date Posted: 11/2/2008 10:51 PM ET
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I used rolled fondant when I made a golf bag cake for a friend.  I purchased the already made fondant and just colored it the way I needed it.  That was the one and only time I've used it - I don't really care for it.

Date Posted: 11/3/2008 12:35 PM ET
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I used it to decorate sugar cookies for a wedding.   I also bought it premade and colored it.  The color was beautiful because i didnt mix it all the way through so it had a streaky look (that is what I was going for). 

I've never cared for the taste of fondant though.  I find its more decorative. 

ETA- Oops, sorry did not read post well.  I haven't used it for cakes.

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Date Posted: 11/3/2008 3:23 PM ET
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I have used it.  I decided to just buy it premade.  It was just easier for me because my house is usually humid.  It is really easy to work with, but like everyone else I do not like the taste.  It makes beautiful cakes just not tasty ones.

Date Posted: 11/3/2008 8:02 PM ET
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I used this recipe once - it's the first and only one I've ever tried though!  I read through a lot of the reviews and suggestions from other people on there, and mine didn't turn out too bad.  It actually tastes OK, too.  Not delicious, but decent!

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 12:39 PM ET
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I've only used dry.

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 12:48 PM ET
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Check out the directions in The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum.  Her web site is www.realbakingwithrose and there you will find folks who work with this all the time.  I covered my own wedding cake with homemade fondant 26 years ago and it was pretty tasty, though very sweet.  The chocolate fondant in Rose's book is DELICIOUS!  My friends hover around trying to snag scraps it is so tasty.  I have also invested in a silicon mat just recently, but I rolled the stuff out for years without it.


L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 11/8/2008 5:12 AM ET
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Thanks, guys!  It's one technique I haven't done.  I think it tastes better if it is flavored.  Almond-flavored fondant isn't too bad.  I may be making a Thomas the Tank Engine-shaped cake for J in January.