Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My First Fondant Cake

I had the privilege of making a cake for my friend Amber's baby shower last week. It was the first one I've ever done, and to be honest, it was really difficult. I don't think fondant is my friend... However, Wilton's recipe for Marshmallow fondant is amazing and super easy to make! If you make cakes, you should totally check it out. Oh, and I found a tip on fondant that I'm sure you will appreciate: after adding the first amount of powdered sugar, when it comes time to knead it, throw it in your KitchenAid and let the dough hook knead it for you. For a girl with messed up wrists, this was a lifesaver!

Aside from laying the fondant on the cake, the hardest part for me was the little animals, since I made my own modeling chocolate. I have the feeling that next time will be much easier though, since I know what to expect. The funnest part, surprisingly, was piping in the letters. I absolutely loved doing that! Must be the graphic designer in me... All in all, I had a blast making it and am very happy with how it turned out. And now that I know I can do it, making Levi's birthday cakes will be so much fun!


  1. Man, photography, paintings, cake...what don't you do? Your amazing, just thought you should know:)

  2. So are you Shannon! You inspire me all the time to do more and work harder to better my paintings and my art; to challenge myself to try different things and to just go for it. Thank you my friend!


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