Fondant is a great way to start off decorating your baked cakes, and if you choose, your other baked goods. It’s easy and fun to use, delicious, and most importantly, gives you a plain blank canvas for all of the rest of your decorating. Still, knowing the tips and tricks to using it will go a long way to ensuring success. Here are some of our best tips for working with Satin Ice Rolled Fondant.
- Keep the pail sealed tightly once you open it
Satin Ice Fondant will keep for a very long time when sealed in its original container, but once you open it you need to protect against moisture loss. After opening, make sure you reseal the pail tightly to prevent the deterioration of the fondant. If sealed properly, it should last for about 6 months after being opened.
- Wrap it tightly with a waterproof wrap if you freeze it
Some people choose to freeze their fondant so that it lasts longer but they do so with the caveat that the fondant must still be protected against drying out. If you choose to freeze your fondant, make sure you wrap it tightly in cling wrap or another waterproof wrap, sealing it completely before freezing it.
- Dust your surface with powdered sugar lightly before kneading or rolling
When you do use your Satin Ice Fondant, a good trick is to sprinkle out some powdered sugar on your working surface before you start kneading or rolling it. This helps to prevent sticking and it might even add a little sweetness. Only think of using flour!
- Knead it out carefully before you roll it out
Before you attempt to roll out your fondant, make sure you knead it until it is nice and pliable and workable against the surface you will be using. Kneading it warms it up a little and makes it more flexible, so it won’t crumble or crack once you roll it out and apply it.
- Roll it out to the proper thickness before applying it – we say ⅛ of an inch
After kneading it, you can roll it out, but to what thickness? Well, we suggest ⅛ of an inch for most practical purposes. That thickness is not overbearing and it will still protect the cake underneath from getting stale or losing moisture.
- Start at the top of the cake
Once you have a nice ⅛ inch sheet of fondant rolled out, apply it to the center of the top of the cake before pressing it down gently and smoothing it down along the sides of the cake. Smooth out any air bubbles and remove any creases and you’re good to go!
Here’s the other good news. Premium quality Satin Ice Rolled Fondant, when applied correctly, will protect a cake against loss of moisture and against going stale. The cake also will not need to be refrigerated, all other things being equal. A cake that has been topped with fondant can last out of the refrigerator for a week, sometimes even more.
If you want to learn more about how to use your fondant like a pro – before you start decorating – get in touch with the customer service team at Stover & Company. Give them a call at 724-274-6314 and pick their brains a little bit for a few tips, because they know them. Alternatively, feel free to visit their website, StoverCompany.com, or read their blog for more helpful tips and tricks. While you’re there, you might just feel compelled to pick up some fresh Satin Ice Fondant for yourself to use in your home baking adventures.