5 essential aspects to work with fondant

Do you want to start modeling with fondant? Before starting, you must take into account these 5 essential aspects to work with fondant.

It is a list of things that can make the result different.


Take out the notebook and take note!

Food colourings

Not all food colourings are the same. And I don’t mean the color. Some colorings are gel, others paste, powder … Each one has different characteristics and is used for different purposes: shading, colour…


If you do not work with modeling paste, it is important that you know this product. It is a powder that absorbs the moisture from the fondant and makes it dry faster. If you want to know how to use it, read what the cmc is for

cmc o tylo powder: para que sirve Cmc or tylo powder: what is it for?

They are the internal structure of our figures, the pillar of all of them. If a house fails its beams or pillars, it will fall. The same happens with our figures. It is important to use a skewer that gives you support from the lowest part of the cake.

Hot or cold hands

Heat is the key to everything. If your hands are very hot, it can be negative. Try to refresh them with a damp cloth. If, on the other hand, they are very cold, you can warm them up  on a radiator or by rubbing them with each other.


Fondant is highly dependent on humidity. At higher humidity and temperature, we will get it to become sticky. That is why it is important to know how to work it. Do not despair that all is not lost. You just have to find the key. The climate in which you live, as well as the proximity to the sea, will make you work better or worse. Read more on sticky fondant.

I hope these 5 essential aspects to work with fondant have been useful to you, if you have any questions, do not think about it, and write me a comment below.

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