And so it begins..
Never having worked with fondant I scoured the internet and found this Fondant Recipe and made this cake to try a few different things.. I even cut the flower layers on my Cricut. We didn't eat the flower so no worries about germs. Gord was amused.
|Practice cake using stripes, harlequin, dots, bead trim and a Cricut flower.|
My husband retired a few years ago, but found himself bored silly. He had tried some new careers but missed his very long career as a TV news anchor. Keeping the news idea in the forefront, but claiming to no longer have a face for TV, he jumped into news / talk radio. One of the young news anchor / reporters in his station was moving on to Vancouver and we decided to have a send off party for her.. So, I made a cake with her on it, sitting by a little pink retro radio, holding her mic. Gord was impressed.
|This time I tried making molding chocolate and used it for the girl and her radio|
That very same week, a friend asked for a Pokemon cake... uh oh, two cakes!
|Poliwhirl cut on Cricut Expression|
Working on the two cakes together...
Two weeks later it was my friends Birthday and she jokingly begged for a cake, but I was busy fretting about making a huge cake for another friend that required the Birthday girls golden retriever dog and a cat!! Yikes!
Anyhooo.. once the mess is out why not make more cake?
I made my begging friend a small, personal cake and delivered it to her office, she loves Disneyland so I added a Hidden Mickey for her (can you see it?) Gord wanted to eat it up!
|Not being able to make fondant black enough, I gave in on this challenge and use Duff's black.|
Now the biggest challenge and first cake someone is paying for. So, I can't screw up but I want to try so many things. I scoured the net and combined a couple of ideas from some different cakes to add with my own ideas and tried them all out on this baby to see what I was capable of. (I would credit the designers of the tree and snail but I can no longer find their cakes.) The tree is built using rice treat, the bark on it was a happy accident. This cake was definitely a challenge and took me 14 hours to complete. I may be able to do that in less time now, but I'm not sure, it is very detailed. There is no Cricut used here, so they could eat everything. Gord was amazed!
Without further ado... Cake #5
|Fondant Kitty! Idea from "Icing on the cake"|
|Fondant Retriever! I had to make this guy up on my own.|
|Fondant Snail, complete with slime trail..|
This cake pictured on facebook has garnered me a lot of request, most of which I have to turn down as I'm not in the cake business. In the nine months since that first practice cake I have made a few more, but this is the cake that really pushed it over the edge and now the bar has been set. I can no longer make a simple cake. That my dear blogger friends is how I got my start using the artist medium know as fondant.
Hugs and sweet sugar kisses, Patricia