WHO: Fondant comes from the French word "fonder" which means “to melt”.
WHAT: Rolled fondant can be rolled out to cover cakes, but it can also be layered, stamped, cut, formed into figurines and flowers, and molded into beads and other shapes, just to name a few things. The pliable nature of fondant makes it a versatile frosting.
WHEN: In its early years, fondant was made with rosewater, sugar, lemon juice, egg whites, and gum paste.
WHERE: Back in the 16th century, fondant was melted and pastries were dipped in it. Poured fondant is still used on some petit fours and for a smooth, shiny coating on cupcakes, among other things.
WHY: The reason fondant is so smooth is that the sugar solution it’s made from is temperature controlled so when the crystals form they are incredibly tiny.
Bonus Fact: Fat Daddio's Fondant is certified Vegan, Kosher, Halal, Gluten-Free and nut-free. And it tastes good.
For more inspiration, visit our Fondant Fun board on Pinterest.