Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fondant Fun

I've always wanted to try to make fondant, so yesterday I used this recipe to decorate some cakes with the kids.  It was a fun experiment.  This is the cake I decorated:


The kids made this one:


A child who shall remain nameless put an elbow in the cake, hence the large crater...




First we baked the cake and frosted it.  We got a "crumb" layer of frosting on the cake, then refrigerated
and frosted again.





We followed the above recipe to make the fondant, then kneaded it well.  (Your hands have to be covered in Crisco).





We rolled out the fondant on a greased table,







layed it over the cake,








smoothed it out,








and cut off the excess.







To color the fondant, I used regular gel food coloring.  The directions said to buy some fancy kind, but the stuff I had worked great.  Just knead it till you get the color you want.






















Then we cut out shapes and decorated.  It was surprisingly east to work with, and a lot of fun! 






We even combined the leftover colored fondant, rolled it out and put it on a mini cake.  It made a tie-dye effect.















With all the birthdays coming up, I'll have many opportunities to make more cakes!





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10 comments:

Cheryl said...

Darling, Coug. What a fun mom to do that. And yes... that space at the end was quite weird. hmm...

Tricia said...

Wow. These put my ladybug cake to shame! =) I've always wondered how fondant cakes were done, too, so this was very interesting to me. It would be fun to try some day!

Jacob and Natalli said...

I've always been scared of using fondant, but yours turned out great. Maybe I'll try it some day!

Shums said...

you're just about ready for Ace of Cakes! BTW- i found your voice getting louder

and

LOUDER

as your words got spaced further apart, weird huh?

RhondaLue said...

that was a lotta scrollin' to get to the comment part! ;)

That is super cool. It turned out great. I've never wanted to try it myself but that looks FABULOUS! maybe now I do wanna!

Bethany'sBazodi said...

good job shmem! I want to make some with you. Your kids are really creative!!! I like all the different textures they made.

star valley farmers? said...

I am impressed !!! You are so talented!!

La said...

You are awesome!!!
I have always wanted to try it!

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dasrls said...

WOW!!! Your cakes ROCK!!!! Can I pre order one for Abby's 3rd bday? I want to learn to make them.