How we pick our products
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.
Fondant: Bestsellers and current offers in the UK
The best fondant in the UK: Our selection
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?
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?
Based on what criteria should you buy a Fondant?
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:
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.