Flawless Fondant DVD review

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It was with excitement that I received the three dvd’s (Perfecting the art of buttercream, Successful Stacking and Flawless Fondant) from the talented cake designer Sharon Zambito. I decided to start off with the Flawless Fondant DVD as I decorate most of my cakes with fondant.

Sharon shows how to prepare the cake so that it will not only make the covering easy but also make the cake look beautiful when it is finished.

You will see what kind of equipment she is using for the job. I really love the blue silicone mat so I just had to buy one;-) Then you will be guided through different ways on how to roll out your fondant, cover the cake and how to smoothe the cake. She shows that on both round and square cakes but also on difficult shapes like petal and hexagon. You will also see how you can decorate with impression mats, crimpers and pearls to make it look even better.

The part I love is where she shows how to get rid of air bubbles, white dust on the fondant and how to cover up small marks on the cake. The Flawless fondant dvd have also a bonus dvd with a small taste sample from Perfecting the art of buttercream. I think it is a “must” have if you are new into cake decorating because of the great step by step guides and it will help you to not give up if you have problems with your fondant. I also think that those with more experience including myself can learn from it aswell.

Happy Caking!

Louise

Louise
Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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  1. Juno says

    I really love your website, i have a question about the difference between icing sugar and confectioner sugar!! Are they the same?

  2. says

    Great review! It’s so good to know that such a great source is out there. A lot of my experience with fondant has been simply trail and error. I’m slowly working it out, but it sounds like this video will help me tremendously! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. says

    Thank you, Louise, I am much better now. Having a kidney stone is never fun but I am just happy I finished the cake and the kid was happy.
    Are you planing to visit the Tulsa show (Wedding Cake competition and sugar art show) in September?

  4. Louise says

    Tandoori: it was only a very very light coating of crisco on the mat shown in the DVD otherwise i too think tat it would slide off the mat;-). I hope you are feeling better by now.

  5. says

    Hi Louise,
    I haven’t seen the video you are talking about, but I’ve tried with Crisco on the mat ( I read a review in Amazon that stated it was better), but I wasn’t very happy with the result. Probably I’ve put to much, but instead of sticking a little bit ( just so you can roll it out evenly), it was sliding really bad, I had to knead it again, and wipe the shortening. But as I said, maybe I’ve used too much, I was so sick yesterday that I could barely stand, let alone measure perfectly the Crisco :-), but it turned out to be a really nice Lightning McQueen cake . The mat is definitely one of the best things I’ve “invested” in :-) I am finding so many useful things I want to buy that I am worried the kitchen can’t take any more and I’ll have to move in the basement lol :-)

  6. Louise says

    Tandoori: That sound good. I would like to try it like Sharon does by rubbing it with a thin layer of Crisco before rolling out.

    The cooking ninja: THX

    Katarina: Hmm I am not sure I know a secret place;-) but have you tried Dessertdragen: http://www.dessertdragen.dk/ ?? it is also here in Copenhagen city.

  7. says

    Hi..Thank you for your answer…I hoped maybe you could recommend another place…a secret one you know…:-):-) But La Glace is absolutly “the place” everyone should eat cakes. I have never eaten cakes there, because it always have been som much people there :-) :-) So thats is a nice sign.

    Yes , I live in Copenhagen. Near Rikshospitalet :-)

  8. says

    Hi Louise,
    I have the silicone mat you are talking about- it is amazing! It is so much easier to work on it and you don;t need any powdered sugar at all!
    It is really a must have!

  9. Louise says

    Hi katarina,

    Thank you! Well a favourite place I am not sure because it is mostly bakeries and confectioner’s shops here. But a nice piece of “lagkage” from La Glace is always yummy :-)

    Do you live in Copenhagen??

    Louise

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