Ribbon Box Events Blog

September 28, 2010

Word of the Week: Fondant

Filed under: Word of the Week — by digitalcrinoline @ 6:56 pm

Fondant Noun


  • A soft creamy preparation of sugar, water, and flavorings that is used as a basis for candies or icings.

Image from Martha Stewart Weddings

The matte-smooth icing often used as an outer layer on wedding cake tiers to give them a flawless finish. Often characterized by its smooth and shiny finish… and it’s marshmallow-y sometimes unpleasant flavor. Although many brides prefer to go with buttercream, due to it being more flavorful as an icing, don’t knock the fondant. It serves to cover up darker cakes, since chocolate and red velvet can’t peek through a layer of fondant. And with the right baker, it can be just as tasty as any other frosting! Most importantly, fondant creates a smooth finish ready for almost any sort of embellishment and cake topper.

Table Top Cake Photo: Jennifer Kloss Photography; Cake of the Day on WeddingWire!

Digital Crinoline

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