Thursday, April 26, 2012

My first ever fondant covered cake!

Ok folks, this was a big, big, BIG day for me. I have always wanted to try and make my own fondant covered cake, so I went for it. It was so fun! (A little stressful at times) but I got through it and was very proud of myself. I knew that I was pretty good at the whole frosting technique but I really wanted to try out the fondant. Would you like to see how I pulled it all together? :)
 Alrighty, first I baked all my cakes. I just used some box cake mix for these since I didn't know how it would all be turning out. Then I sliced off the tops to make them all nice and flat and stack-able.
I then whipped up some frosting and it turned out surprisingly well. It really held its shape and was perfect for decorating the cake. I believe I used a recipe from the Wilton website. Cannot go wrong with that right?

  I then made all the other cakes smooth on top, plopped some frosting on top of one and started stacking. Looking nice, looking nice...
 Bottom part complete. I frosting around the edges and now time for the fondant..dun dun dun!!

 Got the fondant all rolled out and on top of the cake...
 Look at how smooth that is! :)
 Got all the excess cut off and I'd say I did a pretty good job!

I stacked 2 cakes on top of one another and then I made a smaller cake to go on top of this one.
 Now I just wanted to have fun with it. Since this was a practice cake, I didn't care if colors matched and what not. Pretty much just experimenting. I started with a border on the bottom..
 I was testing out some cutters. Do I like this look?...Not really, but like I said, experimenting!
 Alright, so I came to a point where I really liked the bottom border and I wanted to see what it would look like if the whole cake was covered like it, so I started and unfortunately I ran out of frosting! Shame on me, it couldn't be because I was tasting it here and there..nooo definitely not!

So there you have it! My first ever fondant covered cake. Will there be more attempts? I sure do hope so! They really take a lot of time and patience...oh ya, and to all of you out there who do these...I applaud your skills, because it is hard to make them look so good! 

Hope you enjoyed my fun time! I always look forward to seeing what everyone else can do! 

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  1. Can hardly believe it's your first fondant cake.
    It looks beautiful!!

    1. Thank you Winnie! It went a lot better than I thought it would! :)

  2. Wow! Nice job. :) I am afraid to do cakes, especially fondant, because they would never look as nice as this!!
    Debbie @ Life Is Sweets

    1. Thanks for stopping by Debbie! I was a little skeptical myself when first thinking about tempting to do a cake, but it was so fun! I think you should try! :)

  3. Nice job, I just wish I could get the frosting technique down :)

  4. Ohhh.. this turned out great!! I wish I was able to do this!

  5. I was so nervous the first time I tried using fondant too. I'm pretty sure I didn't sleep the night before. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

    1. That is too funny! It is a very exciting feeling after finishing and taking a look at what youv'e created!