I have been making cakes for over 30 years.. and way back then it was very unusual to see cakes decorated in anything other than Royal Icing or Buttercream… I took a little break from making cakes, as my children thought it was un cool to have home made birthday cakes!! lol Oh boy did I get a little shock when I came back into the “cake world”.. fondant, cutters, moulds, veiners, specialized modelling tools… What had happened.. where was the trusted toothpick.. using your hand to form rose petals.. making run outs!!
The learning curve was endless.. I now use mostly fondant, cutters, and occasionally moulds.. and I love it, makes life so much easier with some cakes…. but whenever I can.. I use royal icing to decorate and my flower petals are still rolled round the palm of my hand to create the delicate vein impression!!
If you had a choice.. what would it be… Royal Icing or Fondant ?? xxx