Inspiring Art: Fondant painting and sculpting cake decorating
Over the years, cakes have evolved from delicious desserts to true works of art. With the invention of fondant and the development of edible food coloring, cake decorators have stretched the limits of cake decorating techniques. Two of the amazing techniques are fondant painting and fondant sculpting.
Not all cake decorators are artists before they started baking in the kitchen. Learning skills with Pilmico’s celebrity guest chef Nathan Andrew, everybody can be a kitchen artist. Brides love the idea of a fondant covered wedding cake hand painted or hand sculpted, the cake becomes a one-of-a-kind exclusive cake for a wedding.
Hand painting or fondant sculpting are not limited to cakes, you can paint or top sculpture to cookies, cupcakes and royal icing, once the top coat has dried – the possibilities are endless. Learning to emboss, over-pipe and paint cakes with striking combination of colors and depth. Paint any pattern using the pencil design-transfer technique. One can learn to tailor the results using different styles. Trends come and go, but cake art is here to stay for a long while.