Common questions

How do you frost a cake without fondant?

How do you frost a cake without fondant?

Use a spatula to spread an even layer of frosting over the top of the cake. Next, use your spatula to spread frosting evenly around the sides. Press the spatula against the side of the cake and spin your turntable to evenly distribute the frosting.

How do you decorate a cake without icing and fondant?

Best Ways to Decorate Cake Without Icing

  1. Ready to Roll Fondant. Ready to roll fondant can be purchased in most supermarkets in the cake decorating section.
  2. Fruits.
  3. Chocolate Caramel Sauce.
  4. Sprinkles.
  5. Edible Flowers.
  6. Nuts.
  7. Powdered Sugar.
  8. Candies.

What is a substitute for fondant?

Similar in flavor to a Tootsie Roll, rolled buttercream can be used as an alternative to fondant to cover cakes. Rolled buttercream is made with equal parts shortening and corn syrup, then is strengthened with additional powdered sugar. Flavoring and color can be added relatively easily.

Can I use frosting instead of fondant?

You can treat frosting clay as you do fondant (when making small decorations, not large-scale decorating) or even when you play with Play-Doh. You can roll it out on a surface dusted with confectioner’s sugar. Cut out shapes with mini cookie cutters or fondant cutters. Form shapes and use toothpicks to add accents.

What is the difference between fondant cake and buttercream cake?

Fondant is a sculptable paste made from sugar and water that can be rolled out and draped over the cake for a smooth finish, or moulded into intricate decorations. Buttercream is a whipped, fluffy frosting made from sugar and butter that can be spread onto cakes or piped in different patterns.

What can I use if I don’t have frosting for a cake?

6 Quick Ways to Decorate a Cake Without Frosting

  1. Whipped Cream. Looks like frosting, but it’s not.
  2. Glaze. When it comes to Bundt cakes, glaze (or even caramel sauce) is a much better choice then frosting.
  3. Powdered Sugar.
  4. Chocolate or Caramel Sauce.
  5. Fresh Fruit.
  6. Syrups + Edible Flowers.

What is cake without icing called?

In English, all cakes are called just cake , no matter if iced or not. You can make other types of cake – angel food cake, chiffon, genoise, etc – and not add icing, they are differentiated by the type of batter only.

What can I substitute for glycerin in fondant?

Substitute for Glycerin If used as a sweetener, you can use a small amount of light corn syrup, depending on the recipe. If you are making fondant you can also substitute vegetable oil but it lacks the sweetness of glycerine.

How do I make icing look like fondant?

Place a smooth paper towel on top of the cake and use a fondant smoother to smooth out the frosting. Repeat the process on the sides of the cake. This will help get rid of any bumps and inconsistencies in texture, giving the cake a smooth finish like fondant.

Is fondant cake unhealthy?

Yes, fondant is 100% edible. In the media, you will sometimes see fondant being removed from a baked good before it is eaten, but this is simply because some people don’t like the flavor or texture of this icing.

Is it okay to not put fondant on a cake?

Fondant looks pretty, but man, it sure does taste weird. If you’ve ever slaved over decorating a cake with fondant, you know how disappointing it is to watch people peel it off and only eat the cake. You can avoid this by skipping the fondant altogether, but you’d also be giving up a slick and smooth-looking cake.

Can you put frosting on top of a cake?

If you don’t have a turntable, no problem. Just carefully hold the cake with your hand and rotate it yourself. Top the first layer with any delicious fruit preserves or cream you’d like, or just use your frosting, as I did. Once this layer is covered, place the second layer upside down on top of it.

How do you make a cake with paper towels?

Just note that these paper towels have two differently textured sides, so make sure you are using the smooth side of the paper towel against your cake. Begin by placing the flat side of the paper towel over the top of the cake. Flatten your hand and smooth out the towel over the cake using light pressure, then carefully lift the paper towel off.

Which is better buttercream frosting or paper towel?

Frosting made with shortening is less moist and forms a “crust” layer that doesn’t stick to a paper towel, whereas traditional buttercream frosting stays soft and will stick to the paper towel (making a mess you don’t want). Additionally, a frosting made with shortening will be much more pristinely white than a butter-yellow buttercream.