My turn for Fondant cake!

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My turn for Fondant cake!

So after I did a really horrible job icing my last cake I thought I would steal Mona's fondant recipe and try that. I had some similar issues with it tearing a little, but I am a lot happier with it over the icing job lol. I need to get myself a rolling pin too:rolleyes: that's what all those lines are because i used a pampered chef cylinder thing. I also had some trouble with the brown, apparently i can't mix colour properly. It was this ugly barf looking colour and i had to add chocolate icing until it turned brown and then it became kinda gooey to work with so I hope next time i have better luck with that.

and for those who need a refresher on the icing cake:p

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That looks great!! That is the exact cake I'm wanting to do for DS. Is the fondant easy, and where might I find that recipe? Great job!!

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thanks! I actually found it really easy to make. It is very messy though lol so be prepared. I was also lucky enough that Lucas took a huge nap today or I would have had to keep coming back to it.

http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Rolled-Marshmallow-Fondant

I also found the comments and questions to be helpful to see what worked or didn't work for other people.

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I thought your first cake was cute, but this second one definitely has more of a polished professional cake look. Smile
A rolling pin will definitely help a lot. Lol As far as color goes, maybe do something other than brown if you can't mix up a brown fondant?

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Thanks so much!! I was thinking about having his cake made, but after reading that recipe, I think I can manage it and maybe do some cupcakes or something if I need more sweet treats.

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That looks great! I think the fondant looks much more even than the icing.

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Very cute! A rolling pin will help a lot! Go to a craft store and get wilton or americolor gel icing color. You have to add a lot and keep kneading to get the color right, but those make coloring much easier! You can also add cocoa powder to get the color darker, rather than using powdered sugar; and will give you chocolate fondant!

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I think you did an awesome job! Now I don't know if I want to use fondant or the buttercream icing I had planned on. . . .

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

Very cute! A rolling pin will help a lot! Go to a craft store and get wilton or americolor gel icing color. You have to add a lot and keep kneading to get the color right, but those make coloring much easier! You can also add cocoa powder to get the color darker, rather than using powdered sugar; and will give you chocolate fondant!

thank you!! I will have to go check that out

"AnnaRO" wrote:

I think you did an awesome job! Now I don't know if I want to use fondant or the buttercream icing I had planned on. . . .

you could start out with the buttercream and if you arn't liking how it turns out you could add fondant? I had to put a thin layer of buttercream on anyways before I added the fondant

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That looks awesome! I really need to get around to practicing my cupcakes. Blum 3

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

I thought your first cake was cute, but this second one definitely has more of a polished professional cake look. Smile
A rolling pin will definitely help a lot. Lol As far as color goes, maybe do something other than brown if you can't mix up a brown fondant?

This. Looks good though Smile

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That looks awesome!! I was just going to ask if it was hard to make; lol... cause they look sooooo precise and I just don't think I have it in me... But money has gotten really tight around here, and I buying a cake isn't in our budget Sad Which I guess isn't a bad thing, cause it's nice when things have that personal touch to it; I just have a really crappy touch LOL!! Anyways, seriously - GREAT JOB!!

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Stacy, I normally suck at this type of stuff!!! you did see the icing one right? Lol it was pretty easy you just mix it up and then roll it out and lay it on your cake. I do have a smoother that you smooth over the cake one you put the fondant on, but I don't think that is necessary you can probably do without it. The recipe says to use a generous amount of shortening which is true, you pretty much need it constantly on your board/counter and hands or else it will stick everywhere and you won't be able to do much with it. Everything was about under $10 too or close to it because you just need marshmallows, icing sugar, shortening, and any cake mix or ingredients you are using.

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Wow! That is super cute...love the blue/brown colors. Nice job!

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Very cute! I hear how fondant is difficult to work with, and you did a great job and it was your first time?

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CUTE! Love the colors!

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wow, you did a really great job! I'm very very impressed!

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thanks! yep, first time I have ever dealt with it.

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Your cake looks awesome! THe fondant isnt that hard to make is it!!!!

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That looks really good! I want to try fondant for dd's cake, which I've never done before. So if you did that good the first time, maybe it will work for me!