Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
fiances family insisted on having a cake (they seemed to do that with most everything for her wedding). I have always wanted to attempt to make a wedding cake. So my friend and I made the cake. It actually turned out really well. I was surprised how fun it was to do. If you need any pointers on how to do it yourself ask away. Or even better if you have tips for me then fire away. I don't know very much and it would be really helpful.
For the fondat we made it with marshmellows.
1 bag marshmellows
1 bag of powdered sugar (you don't quite need the whole bag)
1 dsp of flavoring (we used coconut)
2 tbsp water
Melt the marshmellows, water, and flavoring in the microwave. Stir well. Mix in the powdered sugar, (it is best if you put it in a kitchen aid or I use my bosch) make sure not to add too much because it will get too stiff to work with easily. Then put it in some press and seal wrap (this works so much better than suran wrap) Let is sit for about 15 minutes then roll it out and put it on the cake.
To smooth the fondant onto the cake start with the corners (if it is a square cake) and work your way to the middle of the sides. Another great thing to use is fondant smoothers. They work wonders for getting out those imperfections on the fondant.
Another hint is to frost using buttercream icing (I think that regular frosting would be just fine) on the cake before putting on the fondant so that the fondant has something to stick too.
I really can't think of anything else that would be helpful to you. Just ask and I will try to figure it out if I don't know the answer