What can I use instead of fondant on a cake?
Alternative to Fondant for Cake Decorating
- Use better fondant. There’s two options for using better fondant, either make it yourself or buy better brands.
- Use gum paste.
- For decorations, use isomalt.
- Use sugar candy.
- And if all those alternatives to fondant don’t get you excited, you can use frosting.
How do you decorate a cake without icing or fondant?
Best Ways to Decorate Cake Without Icing
- Ready to Roll Fondant. Ready to roll fondant can be purchased in most supermarkets in the cake decorating section.
- Chocolate Caramel Sauce.
- Edible Flowers.
- Powdered Sugar.
Can I use frosting instead of fondant?
Buttercream is a sweet, fluffy frosting made by beating together butter and sugar. It may also be made with shortening to make rolled buttercream, a stiff, dough-like mixture which is similar in appearance to fondant and can be used in much the same way.
Is gum paste the same as fondant?
Gum paste is a soft and pliable sugar dough, but unlike fondant, it dries completely hard. This makes it perfect for creating detailed cake decorations like roses, daisies and other flowers.
How do I make icing without a nozzle?
To get that nice frosting on the cupcake without a tip, you can use one of four methods:
- Use a Ziplock bag.
- Use a knife.
- Dip the cupcake.
- Use a cookie dough scooper.
What do you roll out fondant on?
When rolling out fondant do so on a silicone mat. Lightly grease the mat and roll the fondant to 1/8” 3 cm. it is not recommended to use cornstarch/cornflower or powdered sugar/icing sugar. This makes the fondant too dry causing rips and tears or an elephant skin appearance.
Which is easier fondant or buttercream?
Fondant icing, also known as sugarpaste, or roll out icing, is the ‘traditional’ white icing used on wedding cakes. Fondant can be coloured a wide range of colours (much easier than buttercream due to it’s yellow undertone.)
Can I use modeling chocolate instead of fondant?
Modeling chocolate can be used like fondant to decorate and cover cakes or it can be used as a sculpting material to create forms and shapes. It dries harder than fondant, so sculpted pieces made of modeling chocolate will hold their shape really well.
Will Gumpaste melt on buttercream?
Yes,you can use gum paste decorations on buttercream, and they will be ok left overnight. But, your room temp can not be too warm, not good for the buttercream. Usually fondant (sugarpaste) kept in a household refrigerator will sweat when taken out.
What can I use if I don’t have a piping tip?
Using a Ziploc bag as a piping tip is fast and easy. You don’t need to purchase another bag or another tip, it’s all in one.
What can I use if I don’t have icing spatula?
If you don’t have an icing spatula, you can use the back, straight edge of a large knife to smooth your buttercream and then clean up the bottom of your cake plate with a paper towel.
How do you make a nozzle out of a plastic bottle?
Introduction: How to Make Plastic Bottle Cap Nozzles The plastic bottle cap is heated up over a candle until it becomes malleable and can stretch. A skewer is then pushed into the bottom of the cap creating a funnel shape sticking out. It is then held for a few seconds until it solidifies and is dipped in water.