In order to make the most elegant cakes for birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions, fondant is a smooth, almost flawless icing that will give cakes a professional, beautiful appearance. Fondant can be poured over a cake as a liquid, or rolled and draped over a cake. Fondant helps keep the cake moist for longer periods and gives each cake a distinctive flavor and texture. Fondant is used by both professional bakers as well as amateur chefs at home for any and all occasions. Fondant can be molded into a variety of shapes in order to decorate special themed cakes and other desserts. For your next cake, consider this type of icing as a fun, new way to frost it.
Many bakers purchase pre-made fondant due to the fact that it can be difficult to make just right. Fondant requires a specific ratio of sugar and cream of tartar when it is made for a perfect dough-like consistency necessary for proper frosting. Whether you make your own, or purchase pre-made fondant, you'll also need the right tools to roll the fondant out into the right size for each cake to decorate. Fondant rollers are plastic rollings pins that are uniquely designed for rolling fondant and gum paste. These rollers have to be made of FDA grade, smooth plastic that is perfect for thicker materials and food safe. These rolling pins come in various sizes from 4" to up to 20" for larger amounts of fondant. Whatever size you need, Foodservice Superstore is the right place to shop for fondant rollers and all baking supplies.