This Was A First For Me!

Decorating By BabyBear3 Updated 19 Oct 2008 , 7:08am by mouse13

BabyBear3 Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 3:13pm
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This was my first cake from concept to reality. I came up with my own idea and my own way of making it and I did it all on my own (with a few extra hands from a friend who helped roll out some fondant)! I used a homemade fondant recipe (the cream cheese based) and it was ok to work with. I'm excited about trying out the mmf or one of the others. I found that the cream cheese fondant was not very stretchy or easy to work with. Maybe I put too much PS. Not sure.

Thanks for looking!!! Any constructive critism is welcome!!!!

10 replies
rvercher23 Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 3:26pm
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Good Job! The design is very creative. I love the colors. For your first time using fondant, you did a great job!

ChristianCakeBaker Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 3:27pm
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your cake is lovely icon_biggrin.gif

i've never tried the cream cheese fondant, but i use mmf. i like mmf because it's the easiest consistancy to work with.

paulstonia Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 3:31pm
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Love the colors. Great design. Try the marshmallow fondant, you'll love it. It's all I use. Just remember it probably won't use all the powdered sugar the recipe calls for. Thanks for the tip on the cream cheese fondant. I've been wanting to try it because it sounded yummy. I'll still try it but I'll make sure it's not on a paying customer the first time icon_smile.gif

BabyBear3 Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 3:37pm
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it tastes great!!!! just watch how much PS you use on it!!!! too much will kill it quickly!

lkoenig07 Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 4:12pm
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Looks great! How do you make those balls around the border of the cake? I need to do those for a cake I have next month & was wondering about that.

paulstonia Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 7:00pm
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you just roll balls of fondant, I like to roll mine in pearl dust.

BabyBear3 Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 7:44pm
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i used a 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon to measure out the amount and then rolled them into balls. I measured them to make them all the same size.

lkoenig07 Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 7:45pm
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do you just stick them to the border w/vanilla or water like usual??

BabyBear3 Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 10:43pm
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I acutally used buttercream because I thought they needed a little more support to stick because they were on the larger side. normally i would use vanilla but for this one I used bc.

mouse13 Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 7:08am
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very cute.

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