Newbie Here!

Decorating By Alexrn Updated 13 Apr 2010 , 6:12pm by cvigil

Alexrn Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 3:45am
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I am planning my daughters first birthday party and after googling tons of ideas for cakes (it will be a carnival theme, LOVE the ideas here!) and the thought of how much I will be paying for it, I am taking on the task of making it myself. Probably pretty simple, but will be my first time working with fondant.

There are so many threads, stickys, tutorials, photos, ideas, etc that it can be overwhelming! Any tips for a total newbie, I have a couple of cake pans, a rolling pin, and some wilton dyes. I feel so lost :/

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SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 3:59am
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There are some great videos on youtube. I learn by watching better than reading instructions.....so if you are like me.......you'll learn a lot from those videos!
Good Luck with your cake......post pics so we can see!

JaimeAnn Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 5:11am
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My only hint is DO NOT buy Wilton brand fondant it tastes like CRAP!!!!!!!


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I am sure your daughter will love it no matter how it turns out....

Ballymena Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 5:27am
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If it's your first time with fondant I suggest you purchase the fondant. Wilton is just plain sweet tasting but you can add flavourings and make it more palatable.

madgeowens Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 5:28am
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Originally Posted by SpecialtyCakesbyKelli

There are some great videos on youtube. I learn by watching better than reading instructions.....so if you are like me.......you'll learn a lot from those videos!
Good Luck with your cake......post pics so we can see!




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mamawrobin Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 5:29am
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Ditto on the Wilton fondant

JaimeAnn Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 5:58am
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Originally Posted by Ballymena

If it's your first time with fondant I suggest you purchase the fondant. Wilton is just plain sweet tasting but you can add flavourings and make it more palatable.




When I first started with fondant I tried everything to change the flavor of Wilton fondant. Nothing worked. It has a very Chemical taste to me, Almost bitter. Now I just make MMF.

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 11:51am
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In my opinion... I wouldn't try making mmf and using it for your first attempt at fondant. I tried it when I first started and it was a disaster. Wilton fondant isn't the best tasting, but it is very forgiving for someone new. If you have time, order some satin ice... it's not as easy to work with as Wilton...but it taste much better icon_smile.gif

cvigil Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 6:12pm
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I use Michele Foster's. It is easy to work with and tastes good. The recipe is on this site.

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