My daughters have a birthday next month and I am planning to make their cake. I've done a lot of decorating with buttercream, but I have never done fondant and that is what I am hoping to do.
I am wondering if anyone can suggest an easy to make and work with, good tasting fondant recipe. The cake is for little girls, so it has to taste good because they won't be happy if it only looks good...lol.
My other question is what kind of cake I can use. I usually am lazy and make cake mix cakes. Would that hold up to fondant or will the fondant be too heavy for it? If it isn't ideal, can anyone suggest a good recipe?
Their birthday isn't for a couple of weeks but I'd like to do a test run to make sure I can actually do it.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Hi and Welcome to CC, angel012086.
Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:
The above super thread has popular CC recipes for crusting American buttercreams, several types of fondant and doctored cake mix (WASC and other flavor variations) - and so much more!
The MMF recipes in the above link are relatively easy to make and work with... And yes, a cake mix will hold up to fondant, but you might like to try the WASC cake.
I think you'll find that Wilton is the easiest to work with, but tastes horrid. Satin Ice is slightly more difficult to work with, but is very tasty. In my experience, kids love the fondant. Adults...some yes, some no! Try Satin Ice. Global Sugar Art has really good prices on it thru January. Right now, I can buy it from them, pay shipping and its still a lot cheaper than I can buy it locally! Good luck!
Thanks for your help!
Heck, all the kids in my family even loved the Wilton stuff! As long as it's sugar, most kids will eat it!
I've just discovered marshmallow fondant and I absolutely love it. I used T's Marshmallow Fondant recipe from this site. I agree with what greengyrl26 said about Wilton and Satin Ice. There's also Chocopan white chocolate fondant, which is my other favorite. MMF is just easier have because you don't have to order it.
Welcome to CC, too. This website is very addicting.
BTW - never be ashamed of making your cakes from boxed mixes. Everyone has their own way of doing things, and it's best to be proud of the end product. I also recommend trying the WASC recipe that was mentioned.
Have fun with the cake and be sure to post pics for us to see.
I am honestly a little scared of fondant, so I decided to stick with buttercream for the birthday cakes and when I try the fondant to do it when it's not an occasion cake, so if I do end up doing a terrible job, at least I don't have to put it on display for all the family...lol.
I did a test run of the 2 cakes that I plan to do...I actually only did 1 cake, it was half one girl's cake and half the other...The techniques worked quite well, although the cake was interesting to look at...lol.
I will post the finished products before the party!