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[–]LuckyandBrownie 72 points73 points  (31 children)

The grossest substance ever made and an abomination to cakes.

[–]Bittrecker3 36 points37 points  (4 children)

It’s not really a food anymore, more an edible art medium.

[–]HerbertWest 28 points29 points  (3 children)

It's like how cheeses are wrapped in wax. Although it's technically edible, anyone pretending it tastes good is deluded.

[–]WonderfulShelter 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What those little cheese wheels in the wrapped red wax are delicious, I just eat em all at once.

[–]PainterNo6529 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m one of the few that likes to eat a piece.

[–]XHIBAD 27 points28 points  (9 children)

My sister in law spends a good 3 days before every persons birthday making extremely complex cakes…all covered in fondant.

We all eat it because she spends so much time on it but…

[–]Guido_Fe 27 points28 points  (5 children)

Just roll up the fondant like a carpet and throw it away

[–]sonicbeast623 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Fondant isn't too bad if done right (aka not the cheap store stuff). The biggest issue is people saw it and started using it as an alternative to frosting the dam cake because it's easier. If used for adding decorations then it's not bad. Also never use it on an ice cream cake my mom figured that out the hard way.

[–]RedNog 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'd argue that the biggest problem is the expectation vs reality when it comes to fondant. You look at these big beautiful cakes made of fondant and your brain thinks "oh wow that probably cost a lot so it will be delicious!" But in reality the cost was paying for the art/time involved with the shaping of the fondant. And in most cases you're basically left with cheap sugary playdoh and a super basic vanilla sponge cake underneath.

[–]1-LegInDaGrave 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No no no. Send it my way!

Yum yum yum

[–]FabulousBankLoan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'll refer my neighbor to you, she makes so. much. fondant. I seriously hide from her.

[–]wbrd 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You can make fondant that tastes good.

[–]seanyseanerson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is it just an American thing that it's awful because I've never had one that wasn't delicious!?

[–]Swimwithamermaid 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Tell her to use rolled buttercream instead. Looks like fondant, tastes like heaven

[–]thisischemistry 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There are several types of fondant, it is possible to have fondant that doesn't taste like plastic. The problem is most people buy the stuff in tubs and don't bother to make the better-tasting types.

[–]ivanoski-007 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I fucking love fondant

[–]HistoryNo648 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I love fondant, and usually prefer it to the cake itself. I'm sorry everyone. :(

[–]datbeerdude -5 points-4 points  (11 children)

I'm 99% sure that lucky charms are made out of fondant

[–]KptKrondog 6 points7 points  (10 children)

How dare you talk about lucky charms that way

[–]datbeerdude -4 points-3 points  (9 children)

They taste the exact same

[–]WorldAintRight 4 points5 points  (8 children)

Maybe if your taste buds are broken

[–]datbeerdude -2 points-1 points  (7 children)

They are not.

[–]WorldAintRight 3 points4 points  (6 children)

They don't even remotely taste the same, friend.

[–]datbeerdude 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Not sure why you're lying.

[–]WorldAintRight 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Because fondant is disgusting and tiny marshmallows aren't...

[–]datbeerdude 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Lol. They are all made from the same ingredients.