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Fondant is a sugar based product that is used to cover cakes. It can be rolled out and draped over the cake, or it can be formed into shapes with cookie cutters.

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Renshaw’s Fondant Icing Colours: The perfect way to add a splash of colour

Renshaw’s Fondant Icing Colours are the perfect way to add a splash of colour to your cakes, cupcakes, cookies and cake boards. With a huge palette of colours available in 28 shades, from vibrant primaries to soft pastels, you’re sure to find the right shade for any occasion. The fondant icing colours are ideal for a child’s superhero-themed birthday cake or baby shower cake, and they make the perfect blank canvas for creativity – for any cake, cupcake or bake. Renshaw’s versatile fondant icing includes gum tragacanth, making it pliable and strong so it can be worked and shaped into just about anything – create model flowers, people and animals with ease. It works well with cutters and in moulds for embellishments & decorations too. So simple to use & store – knead

The Perfect Icing for Your Fruit Cake

Looking to add a finishing touch to your homemade fruit cake or wedding bake? This ready-to-roll soft icing is ideal. It provides a professional, smooth sheet covering and can be easily coloured with food gels to create different shades. Plus, it’s free from artificial flavours and suitable for vegans too.

Fondant: Frequently asked questions

What types of Fondant are there and what determines a good product?

There are two types of fondant, rolled and ready to use. Rolled is the more traditional type that you have to roll out yourself. Ready-to-use comes in a variety of colors and flavors (strawberry, chocolate) already prepared for your convenience.

A good fondant should be smooth, creamy and not too sweet. It shouldn’t have a waxy taste or feel to it. Fondants are made with sugar so they will always have some sweetness but you don’t want them to be overly sugary tasting either. You also want the flavor of your cake to come through in the fondant as well.

Who should use a Fondant?

A Fondant is a great choice for anyone who wants to have an easy time with their cake. It’s perfect if you want your cake to look like it came from the bakery, but don’t have the patience or skill required by other types of icing. The fondant will give you that professional-looking finish without all of the work.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Fondant?

There are a number of things to consider when buying fondant. First, you need to decide whether you want ready-made or homemade fondant. Homemade is more expensive but it tastes better and has no preservatives in it – so if that’s important for your cake then go with the homemade option. The next thing to think about is how much money do I have? If you don’t mind spending $50 on a bag of Fondant then there are some really good options out there like Satin Ice (my personal favorite), Cakes Decorating Company, Wilton etc… These companies make great quality product at an affordable price point. However, if cost is not an issue and you would rather spend $100+ dollars on one bag of Fondants than this might be something worth considering as well. You can buy from local bakeries who sell their own brand of Gumpaste/Fondant such as Sweet Celebrations or Cake Artistry which will give them exclusive rights over selling these brands in your area – however they tend to charge higher prices because they know people won’t shop around too much since its convenient for them being right down the road from where we live

The first thing you need to look out for is the quality of fondant. It should be soft and smooth, not hard or sticky. You can check this by pressing your finger on it – if it leaves an indentation then that’s a good sign. Also make sure there are no lumps in the Fondant as these will affect how well it rolls out later on. If you don’t like one brand over another just because they have different packaging (and price) then go with what works best for you.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Fondant?


Fondant is a sugar paste that can be rolled out and used to cover cakes. It has the advantage of being easy to work with, as it does not need refrigeration before use and will keep for several months if stored in an airtight container.


Fondant is not as flexible as gum paste. It does not have the same elasticity and can crack if it dries out or gets too dry.

Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know

Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

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What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Fondant in our review costs around 3 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 18 pounds for one of the more expensive products.