Cake 101 - What is fondant?

Fate Cakes will cater to your next baby showerAt Fate Cakes the number one question we get asked is “What is fondant?”
Starting Fall of 2013 we are excited to announce we will be expanding our dessert menu and are adding custom cakes to our catering services. While we will absolutely create a delectable cake using our mouthwatering buttercream, we will also be introducing fondant. While fondant is growing in popularity, we couldn’t help but jump on the bandwagon and offer this topping option to our cake menu.
Fondant can make any cake have a more polished and smooth look. A cake decorated with fondant can also make that party extra special by molding and designing a cake using a specific theme. While all cakes are works of art at Fate Cakes, fondant can be an easier medium to use while achieving that memorable cake and most important, party!
It’s important to remember that fondant and buttercream are entirely different in texture and taste. While they both use similar ingredients, fondant has a more paste like consistency as opposed to a creamy buttercream. There are many different variations of fondant – mainly Buttercream Fondant and Marshmallow Fondant – both have a more solid consistencay compared to buttercream. It’s also important to note that the main ingredient in fondant is powdered sugar which makes the level of sweetness much higher when compared to buttercream.
No matter the occasion, Fate Cakes will cater a buttercream or fondant cake to your next Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Birthday and we also offer anniversary (mini) cakes for your cupcake tiers for weddings or other large events.