First Cake Ever!

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

__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

14 replies
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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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!

__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.

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

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

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.

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.

Again welcome!


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

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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