Geek Table

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Do you eat fondant?
Page 1 of 1  sorted by


Jedi

Posts: 2649
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Do you eat fondant?
Permalink  
 


are you supposed to eat fondant yes or no



__________________
Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.


Aardvark

Posts: 7945
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

It is edible, but not very tasty.

__________________

Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!



Jedi

Posts: 2649
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

then why do they make cakes out of it? Aren't cakes supposed to be yummy?

__________________
Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.


I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistraken

Posts: 1967
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

Is that the hard, decorative stuff on cakes?

__________________
Saving casinos one bad guy at a time.


Aardvark

Posts: 7945
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

It creates a smooth covering for decorating and doesn't get messed up the way frosting does.

Fondant (fon-dunht, often pronounced fon-dahnt in English, but actually fon-dohn in French) is one of several kinds of icing-like substance used to decorate or sculpt pastries. The word, in French, means "melting", coming from the same root as "foundry" in English.

Types
Poured fondant is a cream confection used as a filling or coating for cakes, pastries, and candies or sweets. In its simplest form, it is sugar and water cooked to the soft-ball stage, cooled slightly, and stirred or beaten until it is an opaque mass of creamy consistency. Sometimes lemon is added to the mixture, mainly for taste. Other flavorings are used as well, as are various colorings. For example the main filling of a Cadbury Creme Egg is poured fondant.

Rolled fondant or fondant icing, which is not the same material as poured fondant, is commonly used to decorate wedding cakes. It includes gelatin (or agar in vegetarian recipes) and food-grade glycerine, which keep the sugar pliable and creates a dough-like consistency. It can also be made using powdered sugar and melted marshmallows. Rolled fondant is rolled out like a pie crust and used to cover the cake. This gives the cakes a smooth appearance. Poured fondant can also be rolled out and used for this purpose.



__________________

Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!



Spoontastic

Posts: 5324
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

Because it looks pretty. A lot of times there will be a sheet cake for serving people. You can eat it, but I don't like it.

__________________

You are in control of your own life.  So suck it up and get it done.



Jedi

Posts: 2649
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

Frosting looks pretty and tastes yummy.



-- Edited by Katy on Thursday 24th of March 2011 06:46:31 PM

__________________
Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.


Jedi

Posts: 1357
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

Most bakers will put an icing coat under fondant.

__________________

Just Plain Tired today....but I'm working on an upgrade to Fancy and Fatigued....



Jedi

Posts: 2649
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

Oooh, so it's not just icky fondant? So do you just peel it off or eat around it?

__________________
Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.


Sith Lord

Posts: 17209
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

I had fondant all over my wedding cake to make doggy bone shapes and flowers and stuff.

I don't like cake though I didn't eat any at all. I don't know if other people ate the fondant but I know it's edible.

__________________

Live everyday like your hair looks like that on purpose



Jedi

Posts: 1214
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

I have seen them peel the fondant off and then slice the cake and serve it. They don't peel off all the fondant at one time - they peel up a side and then slice the cake under it - then another section etc.

__________________


Queen of Frickin' Everything

Posts: 9040
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

I must be very unsophisticated. When I have had fondant, the few times, I just treated it like frosting.
One has to remember that I do not know the meaning of the phrase 'too sweet'.

__________________

it is not settled until you have beaten it with a dead horse

again

and again



Jedi

Posts: 2383
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

I have seen it peeled back and sliced as well. I have been at quite a few weddings with fondant on the cakes and never has the fondant been cut and served. At the most recent wedding I attended (it was VERY classy) the cake was refrosted on site after the fondant was peeled back.

__________________

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. - Coco Chanel




On the bright side.... (M)

Posts: 30736
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

Disapproving Rabbit wrote:

It creates a smooth covering for decorating and doesn't get messed up the way frosting does. Fondant (fon-dunht, often pronounced fon-dahnt in English, but actually fon-dohn in French) is one of several kinds of icing-like substance used to decorate or sculpt pastries. The word, in French, means "melting", coming from the same root as "foundry" in English. Types Poured fondant is a cream confection used as a filling or coating for cakes, pastries, and candies or sweets. In its simplest form, it is sugar and water cooked to the soft-ball stage, cooled slightly, and stirred or beaten until it is an opaque mass of creamy consistency. Sometimes lemon is added to the mixture, mainly for taste. Other flavorings are used as well, as are various colorings. For example the main filling of a Cadbury Creme Egg is poured fondant. Rolled fondant or fondant icing, which is not the same material as poured fondant, is commonly used to decorate wedding cakes. It includes gelatin (or agar in vegetarian recipes) and food-grade glycerine, which keep the sugar pliable and creates a dough-like consistency. It can also be made using powdered sugar and melted marshmallows. Rolled fondant is rolled out like a pie crust and used to cover the cake. This gives the cakes a smooth appearance. Poured fondant can also be rolled out and used for this purpose.


 

 Mmmm, and here I thought I hated fondant.  But I LOVE a Cadbury Cream Egg.  One of the few pieces of milk chocolate without nuts that I will eat. 



__________________

LawyerLady

- posting as LawyerLady.  If I'm posting as a Mod, you'll know it.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway. - Eleanor Roosevelt




aka PBJ (M)

Posts: 33990
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

Katy wrote:

are you supposed to eat fondant yes or no


Never in my opinion. I try my best not to.



__________________

Respect the minivan.



Grand Master

Posts: 9821
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

If it has sugar in it. I'll eat it.

__________________

My #1 Mod rule:

Bears are lovely creatures that often hibernate and are, for the most part, non-violent. However, when poked, bears can become quite angry. As such, it's always best to not poke the bear.



I believe in I.D.I.C.

Posts: 16596
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

BlueRebel wrote:

If it has sugar in it. I'll eat it.


 

Candied Yak eyes?

 

Well... it's got sugar in it... lol 



__________________
"Yabba Dabba Doo" - Frederick J. Flintstone... So what?
(Judd Nelson as Atty. Robin 'Stormy' Weathers in "From the Hip")


Grand Master

Posts: 7259
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

RichardInTN wrote:
BlueRebel wrote:

If it has sugar in it. I'll eat it.


 

Candied Yak eyes?

 

Well... it's got sugar in it... lol 


 just about threw up..

 



__________________

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.



I believe in I.D.I.C.

Posts: 16596
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

NotAnyOtherWay wrote:
RichardInTN wrote:
BlueRebel wrote:

If it has sugar in it. I'll eat it.


Candied Yak eyes?

Well... it's got sugar in it... lol 


 just about threw up..


 

 Sorry 'bout that.



__________________
"Yabba Dabba Doo" - Frederick J. Flintstone... So what?
(Judd Nelson as Atty. Robin 'Stormy' Weathers in "From the Hip")


Grand Master

Posts: 9821
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Permalink  
 

RichardInTN wrote:
NotAnyOtherWay wrote:
RichardInTN wrote:
BlueRebel wrote:

If it has sugar in it. I'll eat it.


Candied Yak eyes?

Well... it's got sugar in it... lol 


 just about threw up..


 

 Sorry 'bout that.


 

 I've never been offered eyeballs.  Can't be any worse than chittlings!



__________________

My #1 Mod rule:

Bears are lovely creatures that often hibernate and are, for the most part, non-violent. However, when poked, bears can become quite angry. As such, it's always best to not poke the bear.



Jedi

Posts: 2649
Date: Mar 25, 2011
Permalink  
 

Or rocky mountain oysters!

__________________
Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.


Guru

Posts: 973
Date: Mar 25, 2011
Permalink  
 

Yes, you can eat it. Some taste nasty, some taste amazingly yummy. Depends on whether it is premade (as in you can buy it at the store in a box, already made) or homemade, and even then, it depends on the recipe.

The hard frosting used to make flowers and other decorations on the cake is called royal frosting. It is also edible, but if you have an egg allergy you may want to skip it. Sometimes it's made with egg whites, other times with meringue powder (contains eggs).

The cake I made below, you can eat all of it, but I wouldn't recommend eating the flowers. Those use gum paste. It's edible, but yucky. Believe me, I taste everything I put on a cake if it's remotely edible.

 

40494_424652037035_747917035_5063305_354839_n.jpg



-- Edited by Pikachu on Friday 25th of March 2011 08:16:34 PM

__________________


Penguin Lover (M)

Posts: 17909
Date: Mar 25, 2011
Permalink  
 

Pikachu wrote:

Yes, you can eat it. Some taste nasty, some taste amazingly yummy. Depends on whether it is premade (as in you can buy it at the store in a box, already made) or homemade, and even then, it depends on the recipe.

The hard frosting used to make flowers and other decorations on the cake is called royal frosting. It is also edible, but if you have an egg allergy you may want to skip it. Sometimes it's made with egg whites, other times with meringue powder (contains eggs).

The cake I made below, you can eat all of it, but I wouldn't recommend eating the flowers. Those use gum paste. It's edible, but yucky. Believe me, I taste everything I put on a cake if it's remotely edible.

 

40494_424652037035_747917035_5063305_354839_n.jpg



-- Edited by Pikachu on Friday 25th of March 2011 08:16:34 PM


 Wow! Like...WOW! That cake looks wonderful!smile  Nom...nom...nom...in my dreams! Eat my share, fellow Geeks!biggrin

Dang.....that looks good!wink

 



__________________
Ohioan by birth....Texan by choice!


aka PBJ (M)

Posts: 33990
Date: Mar 25, 2011
Permalink  
 

Wow Pikachi, you make cakes? That does look good.

__________________

Respect the minivan.



Guru

Posts: 973
Date: Mar 25, 2011
Permalink  
 

I dabble in cake making. Mostly make them to eat myself or for family birthdays.

__________________


Divampire

Posts: 1308
Date: Mar 25, 2011
Permalink  
 

Very Nice Pikachu!

__________________
"Never give up hope, but never let your guard down."


Grand Master

Posts: 7259
Date: Mar 25, 2011
Permalink  
 

Wow, Pikachu! You are my new hero, I am trying to learn that stuff right now, but I think I may need to take a class or something.

__________________

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.



Guru

Posts: 973
Date: Mar 26, 2011
Permalink  
 

NotAnyOtherWay wrote:

Wow, Pikachu! You are my new hero, I am trying to learn that stuff right now, but I think I may need to take a class or something.


 

I took the three Wilton Cake Decorating classes last summer at a Michael's near me.

The Wilton website should tell you what placse near you offer the classes. Usually if they are offered at a place like AC Moore or Michaels, there are specials where the cost of the class is 40-50% off. The discount is for the class only, materials cost extra.

The first course is very basic since some people who take the class have never baked before. They show you how to bake and frost a cake and how to make decorative borders and flowers out of frosting.

The second course deals mostly with how to make flowers and decorate a cake using frosting and fondant.

The third course focuses on using fondant for decorating. The picture I posted was the cake I made as the final project for this course. Everything on the cake we learned to do in the class.



-- Edited by Pikachu on Saturday 26th of March 2011 07:58:21 AM

__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard