I haven't worked with this in about a year, so does anybody have any ideas on how far in advance I can make the tiny fondant balls for this cake. Also, anybody have a smackin fabulous fondant recipe? Thanks!!
You can make fondant balls as far ahead as you like. I have some made months ago, they are 50/50 and coated in luster dust, left overs from another cake I made. I'm sure they don't go bad as long as you can keep them cool and dry.
Your cake turned out great! 50/50 refers to a mix of fondant and gumpaste. If you mix the two it shortens the dry time and changes the texture a bit. I prefer this because it helps hold shapes when your trying to form it or sculpt it. Sometimes I do less gumpaste, about 25/75 so I have a longer work time (before it starts drying out). I also think that the gumpaste gives the fondant some extra stability and elasticity when mixed. HTH
that is such a gorgeous cake. I do cookies but that sure makes me want to learn to do cakes. Just beautiful