Is fondant ok to show at county fair?
I'm assuming you're wanting to prepare an exhibit to demonstrate cake decorating skills. As one of my interns with a food science background put it, fondant is nearly the perfect fair frosting. Why? It has so much sugar in proportion to any liquids that it is not only safe (from a food safety perspective), but the nature of fondant is that a fondant frosting is designed to hold up for extended periods of time. That's why it's used by professional cake decorators to make exquisite designs. Taste is a whole different issue, but fondant isn't used for the taste, it's used for the decoration. So yes, fondant can be safely exhibited as a 4-H fair exhibit.
If the purpose of the exhibit is to demonstrate cake decorating skills, you don't need to bake and decorate a cake. You could use a cardboard or styrofoam form, make the fondant, and decorate the form. Consider carefully your exhibit goals and prepare the exhibit accordingly.
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