Friday, May 7, 2010

Fun with Fondant!

Fondant is sugary dough that is rolled out and placed over a lightly frosted cake. A lot of people like the look of a fondant cakes because the cake will be clean & smooth. There are a lot of decorating options when using fondant because it is very easily shaped into almost anything! We decided to use Marshmallow Fondant because neither of us like the taste of the plain (and pre-made.) We found a recipe for marshmallow fondant and, although it sounded messy, we gave it a try!

Part 1:

We used mini (4 inch) cake pans to create four, two layer cakes. With the extra batter we also baked some cupcakes too!

Using a stand mixer, we mixed the ingredients for the marshmallow fondant, which was a very messy job!

We also used icing coloring to tint the fondant different colors for our cakes.

Then we wrapped the fondant tightly in plastic wrap & left the fondant to rest overnight before we use it to cover the cakes.

Part 2:

The next day we frosted our cakes with a thin layer of icing and put them in the fridge to harden. Then, we rolled our our base fondant color. Although the fondant was easy to work with, we found out that you can't roll it too thin or it's difficult to work with!

As we hoped, the fondant is super yummy! We used cookie cutters to create different designs for the cakes/cupcakes.

Christine decided to create two "present" cakes as well as fondant cupcakes to go with it. Jill decided to do a "star" themed cake as well as a "daisy" cake.

With the extra cupcakes we decided to experiment withe cookie cutters!

This was an easy (although messy) and delicious way to make fondant and I can see us using this all the time!

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