Next, something easy that you can do to give you cakes so wow factor is adding fondant decorations. I had a question on one of my other cakes "Do you use the cricut to cut out your fondant decorations" - the answer is no. I usually use either cutter (gumpaste/fondant cutters or cookie cutters) or I use an exacto knife and a template of some sort. So this is were we will start!
You will need:
Tylose powder (optional)
Pasta roller (or rolling pin)
Template of something you want to cut out
FONDANT: you can use store bought or make your own fondant. I have never really had much success with making my own fondant and frankly I'm usually running so far behind I don't have time to make it! So I buy my fondant (order it online) - or you can buy it at Walmart/Michael's. I have it on good authority that the Wilton Fondant has improved their taste considerably! I prefer to use Satin Ice and I also buy precolored fondant - especially red and black!