what is the icing that professional bakers use?

by Madison
(Denver)

I have noticed that professional bakers use an icing that is like gum paste but it won't dry as hard as a rock. What is it called?

-Madison

From the editor:

Hi Madison,

That would be fondant, which is gum paste without a hardening agent added. Professionals like it because it gives a perfect, smooth canvas to work on.

You can make your own fondant with this easy marshmallow fondant tutorial.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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