Saturday, February 7, 2009

FONDANT!

As most of you know, I am one of those people that highly believes in the theory, If it looks easy enough, then why not just do it yourself?!

I am hostessing a baby shower for a good friend of mine, Chauna on the 15th of Feb. and wanted to make my own cake for the shower. I wanted a fondant cake! I really am not a big fan of the way fondant taste, but I thought..."Maybe if I make my own, it will taste better!" With that said, I decided that I probably should practice first.

Ben is on a cross country this weekend, he headed down to P-cola for the Double Bridge Run, Blakely got sick, it was actually beautiful here this weekend(high 60's), but I was stuck inside with a sick baby....So I thought I would make Ben a Valentine's cake as a surprise! I first set out to find a 'decent' recipe for fondant and found one called "marshmallow fondant", which immediately caught my attention. THAT was WHAT I was GOING to make! So, I went to the store bought everything I needed. I wanted to make 2 colors, pink and red. Here is what it looked like after I made the fondant.

Next, I had to make the cake, which for me was the easiest part. I bought the box white cake! Something I didn't know about fondant cakes is that under the fondant is always icing, usually Butter cream. I am pretty sure you can use any of your favorite type of icing, but everything I read and watched, said use butter cream. The cake before the fondant:

After I let the butter cream set all day(until it gets hard), I added the fondant. I rolled it out to about quarter inch thick, rolled the fondant over the top of the cakes, and smoothed the top out with a fondant smoother. I continued this all over until it almost looked flawless. I also used cookie cutters for the shapes. Here is the finished product, I also made Blakely a mini version.

5 comments:

mollytenebruso said...

How on earth do you get keep Blakely entertained long enough to do this!!??! You must share your secrets because Audrey would have re-painted the living room in neon fingerpaints by the time I was at the halfway point. Ben is very lucky to come home to such a sweet treat! Take care my crafty cousin!

The McCormick's said...

Oh my goodness....how flippin cute! I love it! You are so crafty..I'm jealous ;)

We are the Ferrari's said...

Brandy, the cakes look fabulous! :) Way to go!

Kathy said...

Those cakes are beautiful!!!! I have always wanted to try fondant....how long did it take you to make !! GREAT JOB!!!

alexwuenstel said...

Ooooh, you've inspired me to try now too! Someday... :D How does it taste? That's the most important part, right?