What is Fondant?

Fondant icing, or fondant, is an icing that is used to decorate or sculpt wedding cakes and pastries.

It is typically made from sugar, water, gelatin, and glycerol.

Key Points

  • Fondant always stays soft after decorating the cake and does not dry out completely.
  • It may form a crust but never dries hard.
  • Fondant is more expensive than other icings, which is why most budget-savvy brides choose buttercream instead.
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