The Kitchen Tool That Will Help You Roll Out Fondant With Ease

In the 1950s, Australia started to roll out fondant as we know it today, though its origins and uses have changed throughout the years. Derived from the French term fondre, which means "to melt," some of the earliest uses of fondant date back to the 1800s when it was a substance that could be poured over a cake or dipped, via Nicholas Lodge. Due to its ability to be draped, stretched, and molded, it was much more preferred in Australia than royal icing, which was hard to penetrate.

Per Fine Dining Lovers, fondant today is described as a thick icing that adds a layer of decoration to cakes and other baked goods. Although it may appear otherwise with its colorful, textured hue, fondant is completely edible, as it's made of water mixed with a paste-like sugar. As you could probably imagine, fondant is sweet and delicious, guaranteed to keep your kids and you happy hours after consumption.

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There are many bakeries today that specialize in creating beautiful cakes with fondant, however, you can definitely opt to make it yourself. According to Fine Dining Lovers, in order to make fondant, you must gather gelatin, corn syrup, glycerin, butter, and confectioners' sugar. Cold water should then be mixed with the gelatin before it's heated, then corn syrup should be mixed in. Lastly, add the butter. The bowl of ingredients is then poured into the sugar for shaping.

In reality, shaping the mixture by hand can be time-consuming and painstaking. This is where a pasta maker will come in handy. According to Taste of Home, a manual or electric pasta maker can be used to roll out smooth fondant without any tears, bubbles, or other imperfections. This will ensure your cake will look amazing and taste terrific at any birthday party, wedding, or gathering it's served at.