I am constantly referring people on the Wilton.com forum to videos on your site. (The ones referred most often are "Cake Construction" and "How to cover a cake with fondant using The Mat". ) New bakers have SO many questions and your videos hit the cake nail right on the head!
I began cake decorating at the age of 56 with the first of the Wilton classes at my local Michaels store. Like many others, it has turned into a passion. I have spent hundreds of hours online learning and videos like those from Sweetwise, Inc. are a blessing.
(p.s. I bought The Mat, but haven't used it yet--I'm looking forward to my next fondant cake!)
Icing Fruits are concentrated fruit with real fruit pulp to add flavor and fruit to icing, whipped cream, confections, or cakes. Directions: Add approximately 1/2 oz. per pound to icing, batter or dough Shelf Life: 1 year unopened in ambient temperature (70 degrees F), and 30 days after opened. Refrigeration is suggested. Other Flavors: Orange, Red Raspberry. Weight: 10 oz. (283.5g)
It helps to prevent oil separation by stabilizing the emulsion, although it is not an emulsifier. Xanthan gum also helps suspend solid particles, such as spices. Also used in frozen foods and beverages, xanthan gum helps create the pleasant texture in many ice creams, along with guar gum and locust bean gum.