rarely use fondant because it always seemed like a daunting tool. I heard so many people on baking shows complain about using this tool so I hesitated to add it into my baking repertoire. But Baking my way through Bake-Off made me confront my fear of fondant. And I am so glad I did. Fondant is such an amazing tool for decorating a cake. It holds it's shape well and is a great surface for painting. While it can be bought from the store, making it from scratch is quite satisfying.