I LOVE FONDANT!!!

Fondant may taste like crap, but it’s beautiful on cakes and TONS of fun to work with!! Tonight in our cake class we learned how to work with and cover a cake with fondant. The first thing we did in class was cover our cake. While the fondant sat on the cake, we learned how to make a rose out of fondant. These roses are beautiful and WAY better than doing roses with buttercream frosting. After the rose we learned how to make the bow for our cake and then got to decorate. I love this cake and have always admired the way that fondant looks on cakes. However, it may be better to remove the fondant before eating the cake….there is buttercream frosting underneath it 😉

Here is my rose

And, the final cake…

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5 Responses

  1. Ashley,
    You are your Mom are doing great. I would love to take classes one day. Our closet place is a little over an hour though.
    I have not heard one good thing about Wilton Fondant. There are many great Fondant recipes out there.
    My favorite place for recipes and help is http://www.cakecentral.com They are down for upgrades right now but keep checking. They have a Marshmallow fondant recipe that I’ve heard is terrific. I’m sort of new so haven’t tried it yet. Great job girl. Your Mom too.
    🙂
    Susie in northern NY

  2. Ashley that cake is BEAUTIFUL!!! It looks so perfect! It almost looks like a real present, not even a cake! I’m so proud of you and you are doing great! Now, let me eat that cake!
    Love, Ashley

  3. wow, your cake looks like it was professionally made! super cute design …but i agree, fondant doesn’t taste very good 😉 congrats on your first fondant cake!

  4. That cake is absolutely beautiful!!! Wonderful job.

  5. Try this wonderful, fairly easy Fondant recipe, I think you’ll find it is much easier to work with and tastes great! Use a dough hook an make it in your mixer. My 6 quart will make a double recipe just fine. Great work by the way, I start this class this week, so we’ll see if I can make the bow cake!

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Rolled-Fondant/Detail.aspx?prop31=5

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