First Cake Ever!

Decorating By __Jamie__ Updated 19 Aug 2008 , 2:23am by ladyellam

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__Jamie__ Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 2:41am
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I got the bright idea of making a fondant cake the other day, and here is the result of my very first effort at it! Thanks to everyone here for tips and the great MMF recipe! I think I did pretty good. Next time, I will definitely make my cakes taller, and roll the fondant thicker. I am already in love with luster dust though. I don't think anyone in my town makes specialty cakes either....hmmmmm. icon_biggrin.gif
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sandykay Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 2:44am
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Very nice. Your fondant looks nice and smooth, and the colors work very well together.

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cakeladyem Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 12:32am
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great job, very cute!

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kidscakelady Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 12:51am
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Great job for your first. Love the colors together and your findont looks nice and smooth.

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superstar Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 12:52am
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You did a really good job. Why would you want to make your fondant thicker? It should be as thin as you can get it.

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aztomcat Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 5:14am
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good job. Your circles came out great.

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aztomcat Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:12am
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good job. Your circles came out great.

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scgriffiths Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:29am
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That's an excellent effort for your first fondant covered cake!! Very smooth finish!

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__Jamie__ Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 12:12pm
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Thanks for the compliments everyone. So thinner fondant=good. I will remember that, thank you! Cut into it last night, and everyone thought it was great. One question though....when I removed the top layer, which was resting on a cardboard cutout on dowels through the bottom layer, the fondant on the bottom layer of cake was gooey. Normal? Seems like it is probably an unavoidable occurance.

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sari66 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:44am
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You did a great job! when you roll out your fondant 1/4" is good Not sure why the gooey though icon_sad.gif

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marybible Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:56am
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great job. your cake is very nice.

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AmandaPanda Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:10am
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my mmf gets gooey too under the top tier of cakes I think it is mde worse with the moisture of summer time and also i see that you piped the edges with buttercream? that could also be a contributing factor.

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jibbies Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:13am
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Just wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to CC Jamie85364. This is a great place with wonderful people. Love your cake! I only use Satin Ice fondant so I can't help you with the gooey problem. Sorry.
Here is a helpful link for newbies.
http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-2926-.html

Again welcome!

Jibbies

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woodthi32 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:14am
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Looks great! And the gooey? I think MMF just does that. No biggie!

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ladyellam Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:23am
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Your cakes looks wonderful!! Great job on it and I love the colours.

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