Fondant, Or Something Else?

Decorating By laura4795 Updated 9 Jun 2010 , 7:17pm by cheatize

laura4795 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 2:32pm
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I'm in love with this cake I found here: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1675871.html

She didn't describe what she used to cover the cake. Do you think it is modeling chocolate or fondant? How is the color of the bow achieved?

Also: I will be serving more people than just a single layer cake will provide. Do you think this design would look good in 2 tiers? Or maybe, just one taller tier? Any ideas?

Thanks!

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linedancer Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 2:37pm
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Why don't you pm her and tell her you are in awe of this cake and ask your questions, be sure and thank her in advance. Most ccers are happy to help you out.

KathysCC Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 2:39pm
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It looks like chocolate fondant to me. Colors don't always translate well into photos. The bow looks peach but I am guessing she used a beige or light brown. I think this cake would look great in two tiers.

laura4795 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 3:27pm
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Originally Posted by linedancer

Why don't you pm her and tell her you are in awe of this cake and ask your questions, be sure and thank her in advance. Most ccers are happy to help you out.




Great idea. I just sent her a message!

laura4795 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 3:28pm
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Originally Posted by KathysCC

It looks like chocolate fondant to me. Colors don't always translate well into photos. The bow looks peach but I am guessing she used a beige or light brown. I think this cake would look great in two tiers.




I'm pretty new to the whole cake thing. I've never heard of chocolate fondant. Is it easy to make, or do most people order it?

catlharper Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 4:21pm
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Chocolate fondant is really easy to make. Just add in sifted cocoa powder, about a quarter cup, to the melted marshmallows and then add in the powdered sugar till you get the right dough feel. It smells wonderful and tastes incredible!

laura4795 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 4:25pm
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Originally Posted by catlharper

Chocolate fondant is really easy to make. Just add in sifted cocoa powder, about a quarter cup, to the melted marshmallows and then add in the powdered sugar till you get the right dough feel. It smells wonderful and tastes incredible!




Really? Does it give that beautiful, deep brown color? That does sound easy!

KathysCC Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 6:13pm
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There is a chocolate fondant recipe here on CC. Be warned. I reduce the powdered sugar on that recipe by a cup or the fondant is too dry. Satin Ice makes a chocolate fondant. Theirs is so dark that you have to mix it with a little white to get the color on that cake.

KayMc Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 6:25pm
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Fondarific makes a deliscious, dark brown chocolate fondant. Tastes like a tootsie roll.

bmarlow001 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 6:50pm
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I agree with KayMc, Fondarific makes a wonderful chocolate fondant... and if you ever make a really fruity cake they even have watermelon flavor, sour apple flavor and a whole bunch more icon_wink.gif

That cake is beautiful! Good luck!

cheatize Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 7:17pm
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Hershey's Dark Chocolate Cocoa will give it that nice dark brown.

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