I have been decorating for about two years. It started with cookie pops and cookie bouquets and then last year I started doing cakes. I mostly use the shaped pans from Wilton but I have to say, they come really cute. Now I want to venture out and make my daughter's christening cake (my third daughter!) I have been looking at the cakes of christening dreses on this sight and they are unbelievable!
I made a dummy cake last week with fondant (because I had never used fondant) and it came good but I wasn't thrilled with the taste. Many of the cakes on this site used buttercream. How do you get the pleats with buttercream. I think the pleats make it look so much better. I am really dying to make this cake but I do not want to make it look horrible. Please help!!! I have to decide soon if I can do it because if not I have to order a cake.(Party is Dec. 7)
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
What kind of fondant did you try? If it was Wilton, that's the problem...it is disgusting! I would recommend trying Satin Ice or MMF - both tast great and will be really easy for you to get the pleats in the dress.
W/o seeing the exact picture you are trying to copy it's hard to advise you how to create it. Can you post a link to it for us?
I'm sure we can suggest something that will look nice for you with that help.
I personally think that for a christening cake the dress would look so pretty in fondant. Remember that the dress could go on top of the cake as a decoration and have bc under it all. But if you made a fondant dress try making it out of mmf. You can find great and easy recipes on here.
I am pretty new to this stuff myself and I too think Wilton fondant is awful tasting. I have seen alot of pics here mention MMF but I do not know what that is. Would someone please fill me in? Where do I find it?
It is marshmallow fondant and there are quite a few recipes on here that you can try. I haven't tried any of the ones on the site yet, but I did try one from a book. I had lots of trouble with the way it stretched and broke on me. I'm not sure if my recipe was bad or if I did something wrong, but I got really frustrated with it. I have been using Satin Ice now for all of my cakes. It is really easy to work with and it tastes really good too. My 3 year old grabs chunks of it every time I get it out!
Thank you so much. I will try to make it but like you I will probably use satin ice.