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Old 08-13-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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ISO-Help with Fondant - Could it Work?

I know that fondant makes a cake very formal, and pretty. But most people I know don't want to eat it. With that being said, I wonder if a flavored fondant couldn't amke a cake as pretty, but be much more palatable, even gourmet.

Anybody ever try this technique?

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Old 08-13-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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I know that fondant makes a cake very formal, and pretty. But most people I know don't want to eat it. With that being said, I wonder if a flavored fondant couldn't amke a cake as pretty, but be much more palatable, even gourmet.

Anybody ever try this technique?

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I think it is consistancy you have to watchout for. Too much liquid added will make the fondant sticky. Using a powdered flavor could make it dry & crumbly.
Try just a little at a time & add more powdered sugar if it starts getting sticky?
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Like most folks I know, they will not eat the fondant. In fact the won't even eat the cake. It is a texture thing. Give me a butter cream any day. I hate fondant.
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Folks who have been at the same functions, like weddings, anniversary parties, etc. that I have attended. The cakes are always covered in fondant and no one eats it. It is not the frosting they grew up with.
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Like most folks I know, they will not eat the fondant. In fact the won't even eat the cake. It is a texture thing. Give me a butter cream any day. I hate fondant.
+1 I didn't want to say it, but I too hate fondant.
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Fondant covers a range of things.

I never have cared for the rolled and shaped fondant that is draped over some cakes. I have had and enjoyed petit fours covered with a pourable fondant that has been tinted and in some cases flavored.

I can't eat it anymore for two reasons Diabetes and it is so sweet it makes my teeth ache!
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Fondant covers a range of things.

I never have cared for the rolled and shaped fondant that is draped over some cakes. I have had and enjoyed petit fours covered with a pourable fondant that has been tinted and in some cases flavored.

I can't eat it anymore for two reasons Diabetes and it is so sweet it makes my teeth ache!
Fondant and marzipan are cloyingly sweet--I can't eat either one of them.
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I eat it, though I too find it cloyingly sweet.
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DL and I are guilty of a tautology. Maybe that will be tomorrow's word of the day...
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