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Fondant may refer to:
Chocolate fondant, a type of pudding
Fondant icing, a type of icing commonly used on decorative cakes
Fondant potatoes, also known as pommes fondant, a method of preparing potatoes
The name fondant comes from the French fondre, meaning “to melt,” and fondant is the base for what are called candy “creams,” the flavored, moist, melt-in-the-mouth interiors of filled chocolates and other candies.
The "tiers" (the base and the middle) are foam board wrapped in fondant, and were planned to be that way from the get-go to support the weight of the cake.
The fondant is (obviously) where I began to struggle.
In most of these cake show challenges, each cake is literally draped in fondant, which brings nothing to the flavor of the cake, and exists solely as a sculpting agent.
Austin includes directions for using a specific kind of fondant, which is something most home bakers don't mess with, and food-safe markers.
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