Originally Posted by RebeccArchitect:
I'm taking the fondant plunge- going to decorate some cookies with fondant. I've got a great recipe, but I'm looking for someone to point me in the direction of some good tutorials on the process, or tutor me right here- I don't even know how you get it to stick to the cookie!
I wrote a topic for beginners , a kind of what to do and not to do as a beginner, especially working with fondant on another discussion.
There is so much product out there one feels he absolutely needs to be a fondant cookie or cupcake artist. The market is unbelievable, rollers, molds, mats, cutters. stamps,colors etc.....it goes on and on. And the recipes and the information on youtube and blogspots is endless. If you want to learn, it is as easy as playing with playdough. I am self taught and only working with fondant because I do not have the patience for the drying time needed on RI and I had no tips until the other day when someone gifted me a box of 50 something Wilton tips. I have seen the most beautiful cookies in the world in Budapest and Prague done with the cut off corner of a frozen vegetable bag 10 years ago. If the talent is there the tools: a tooth pick, a sharp knife, some water and a small brush,a rolling pin,some food coloring from the super market,and some imagination, you can make the most beautiful fondant cupcakes and cookies. There are a ton of recipes. All so easy. Fondant is so fun to work with. I lose myself in it. I will be more then glad to help you get started. Just tell me your goals and I can set you in the right direction so you don't fall into some of the pitfalls I did. I hope this helps. By the way I stick my cookies with water. Jelly makes lumps and softens the sugar paste, pipping gel is expensive, butter cream again changes the consistency of the fondant.