In the last few years, weve been onquite the foray into baking. Once upon a time all we could make were regular chocolate chip cookies and now we can make all kinds of treats in essentially any flavour we like! Now that weve got texture and taste down, weve been trying to work on our presentation skills, especially when it comes to icing and cake decor. We feel like weve got a pretty good handle on most types of icing, like glaze, ganache, and buttercream, so now were moving on to fondant! Of course, you can buy fondant in stores all ready to be used however you please, but we usually prefer to make our own because it makes us feel more satisfied. Thats why weve been keeping our eyes peeled for different kinds of recipes and tutorials that will help us improve and perfect our techniques when it comes to making, working with, and perfecting fondant.
Are you just as interested as we were, if no more, in the idea of learning how to make and work with fondant in new ways? Check out these 15 ideas, recipes, and tutorials that we came across in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. Basic rolled fondant
Are you actually atotal beginner when it comes to baking, particularly when it comes to fondant specifically, but youre feeling determined to learn the basics anyways? Then we think youlldefinitely appreciate this tutorial fromBigger, Bolder Baking that walks you through the process of making basic rolled fondant with the perfect texture and taste, from scratch.
2. How to make colourful fondant
Have you practiced making basic fondant a few times now so youre feeling confident enough to change things up a little and add a slightly decorative element to things? In that case, we think youll have a blast learning how to add bright colours to your fondant just likeBake and Decorate Today did here.
3. DIY marshmallow fondant
Have you always found classic fondant made in the more old fashioned and traditional way a little bit too flavourless for your taste, since you prefer your desserts to bevery sweet indeed? Then we think youre going to get along a little bit better with something like this marshmallow fondant tutorial outlined in detail onMandys Recipe Box! They even show you how to make it in different kinds of bright colours as well.
4. Vegetarian fondant from scratch
Even if you dont have any kind of dietary restrictions yourself, are you the kind of baker and cook who still likes to keep diet-friendly recipes up your sleeve for those family and friends you know whodo have them? Then we think youll appreciate coming across this vegetarian fondant recipe thatVeena Azmanov teaches you how to make from scratch.
5. Chocolate fondant
Rather than just changing the appearance of your fondant with colour, would you actually prefer to change theflavour of it too? In that case, we think youll get a real kick out of the wayMy Bluprint made this smoothly delicious chocolate fondant that tastes differentand looks just like the delicious treat it tastes like.
6. Fondant Lego pieces
Besides the texture, taste, and colour possibilities that make us like fondant so much, do you really appreciate the way that fondant can be moulded into shapes, since that makes it an even more diverse cake decorating tool? Then were absolutely convinced that youll love seeing howMerriment Design made these simple fondant Lego pieces! This is a great starting place for beginners who have never tried making actual shapes from fondant before, whether its store boughtor homemade.
7. Poured fondant
Did you know that thick rolled fondant isnt actually theonly kind of fondant you can make? Theres also a kind called poured fondant and its a little bit harder to do but it tastes good, looks lovely, and is therefore really rewarding. This tutorial fromKing Arthur Flour teaches you how to make it happen with the added bonus detail of built-in polka dots.
8. Doll cake with a fondant and sponge skirt
Are you really interested in trying to make a special or concept cake using fondant as a big piece of the decor, but you still need to make it easy because youve actually never tried that before? In that case, we think you might get a real kick out of the wayPlace of My Taste built a princess cake using a doll and fondant to build the skirt.
9. How to colour marshmallow fondant with Jello
Did we really catch your attention with the idea of learning how to make marshmallow fondantand youd like to give it a bright colour but youe never liked using food colouring when you bake and cook? In that case, we think you might prefer the wayInstructables shows you how to colour your marshmallow fondant using differently flavoured Jello powder instead!
10. Tricks for drying fondant when you make shapes
Have you got at least alittle bit of experience in moulding shapes and fine details in cake decorating using fondant but youre looking to improve and perfect your skills? Then were convinced youll find this resource fromMy Bluprint that gives you all kinds of tips about drying your fondant for stronger shapes very helpful indeed.
11. Mickey Mouse fondant details cake
Are you actually a big lover of themes and aesthetics and youve been hoping to find a tutorial that will help you recreate some kind of themed look you really like, just for a bit of fun practice? In that case, particularly if youre a big Disney lover, wed definitely suggest checking out this straight forward guide fromMommys Fabulous Finds for creating all kinds of fondant details for a Mickey Mouse themed cake!
12. Cookie cutter fondant shapes
Are you still feeling quite intent on learning how to make cute and detailed fondant shapes but youre just not sure youre ready to start moulding 3D things just yet? Then maybe its time to master flat cutout style shapes instead! Wed encourage you to check out this tutorial fromFood.com that shows you how to make all kinds of things, like flowers, leaves, and stars, using cookie cutters.
13. Fondant ladybug cake
Did wealmost capture your attention with this whole idea of making an entire themed cake complete with fondant shapes but youre just not feeling full convinced by either the gown clad dollor the Mickey Mouse ideas? Then heres another complete and adorably themed idea for your consideration! Take a closer look at this tutorial fromI Love Cooking to see how this super cute lady bug cake was made.
14. Fondant rainbow cake topper
Have you always been the kind of cake appreciator who likes a smoothly covered, minimalist looking cake but also really appreciates a nice, detailed cake topper? We really love the idea of creating that kind of contrast as well, which is why we adored this brightly coloured fondant rainbow cake topper tutorial fromLove, Cake, Create so much! Its actually easier to do than it looks.
15. Spooky fondant fingers
Have you always been the kid of person who likes to make treats that have some kind of kitsch appeal or gross-out factor like the kind that appeals to kids? Maybe youre just a really big Halloween lover. Either way, we have a feeling that this tutorial fromThe Bearfoot Baker for learning how to make fondant fingers for things like these creepy grave pudding desserts might be right up your alley!
Do you know another DIY enthusiast who has been wanting to learn how to make their own fondant but they feel like they could use a little bit of guidance? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of inspiration and information!