When decorating a cake with fondant, it's important to knead the fondant until it's soft, pliable and easy to stretch. Discover how fondant can have color added to it before applying it to a cake with help from a cake designer and catering professional in this free video on fondant cake decorating.
Hi everybody! I'm Cherie Huet from Cherie Makes Cakes and today I'm going to show you some fondant cake decorating tips. This is fondant right here and we're going to make some really fond stuff out of this. So, right now we're going to demonstrate some really fund fondant decorating ideas. This is just simply a ball of white fondant, it's very important to knead it until it's pival and soft and you can actually stretch it and add coloring to it at this point but we're just going to leave it white for this particular cake. What we're going to do, I'm going to separate it in half and very simply just roll it out. I'm going to make some nice, long ropes with the fondant and then we will be shaking them into the shape of the number sixteen. I'll make it very easy, really fun topper for a birthday cake. So than just roll in the dough, you simply want to roll it out. If you're havin' a hard time with your surface you can actually coat it with a little bit of cornstarch or powdered sugar and that makes it easier to work with as well. That's really important when you're working with larger pieces but it's not really causing me a problem on this smaller piece right now so I'm not going to worry about it. Again, just roll it out, you want to make sure that you're getting some nice, even pieces and actually I think that I'm going to cut this in half again 'cos that looks like it's going to be just enough, plenty more than enough to do our sixteen so gotta get it nice and thin and then just simply going to make your shapes like that. Now, what we'll do to connect this is just put a little bit of water or you can put a little bit of beaten egg white in there and that will actually bond the fondant together. Okay, so we're going to take our fondant that we've kept covered as you remember. It can dry out really quickly so I want to keep that wrapped up and air tight and just simply take a piece of your fondant and what we have down here is simply a candy mold and it comes in all different kinds of shapes, this one happens to be a sea shore, sea shell design. You could take your fondant, you could color it before you proceed into the to the mold if you like or you can paint it afterwards. I'm just simply using the white for right now and also you do want to spray a little bit of non-stick spray into your mold just to make it easier to get out, just a little tiny bit, you don't want to overdo it 'cos it is kind of oily on such a small surface. And then just take your fondant and simply press it right in to your mold like that and then you can feel the pieces that, the amount that's going on the outside of this, just pinch that away, until it fits inside. You let that sit for awhile, again probably about an hour, maybe a little bit more since this is kind of thick and then you would just pop it out and then what you have when you're done is this nice, little sea shell and you can see this one is very hard and then just take some food coloring and as long as it sounds a little vodka with your food coloring, actually works better than water when you're painting on fondant. And that was fondant cake decorating tips. Again, I'm Cherie Huet from Cherie Makes Cakes. Have a great day.