Monday, October 6, 2008

My 1st (successful) Fondant Covered Cake

Last weekend a co-worker, who I like a lot, got married on the sly. She went on vacation for a week then came in on Monday morning with the 'glow' and announced she was a married women. It was very 'no frills', just the way she wanted it.

While at my desk, she jokingly said she didn't have a wedding cake and peeked at me. I asked her what type of cake would she haven't wanted and she said "a chocolate cake with a not so sweet icing". Hmmmmm. Instantly my mind started a working. Now, I know she was joking but shoot she gave me a reason to bake!

I decided to make chocolate cake with vanilla SMBC and cover it in white fondant with a red ribbon border. I wanted to make some gum paste flowers.....and I did...but I didn't like them enough to put on the cake. I found this video and have the technique down, I just need the correct tools. Since the flower idea wasn't working I decided to make a little bow on the top of it.

I am VERY happy and proud of my cake. This is my second time working with fondant and loved the results. The first time wasn't bad I just didn't like how it turned out. I didn't put a good base of icing under the cake so it was a bit bumpy.


wütende Bäckerfrau said...

*new reader*
the cake looks great! I've been experimenting with fondant the past year or so, and I've still got so much to learn about it. especially on round cakes.
anyways, good job! yours looks lovely.

Liz said...

The cake is beautiful, and your bow is great! You have a very lucky coworker.