My First Fondant Cake!!!!!!

Decorating By uniquecreations Updated 28 Jun 2010 , 11:38pm by gscout73

uniquecreations Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 1:25pm
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Well everybody I finally did it, I put my resrvatiosn aside and did a fondant cake and I am so pleased with how it turned out, I may never go back to buttercream LOL!!!!!!! It took me a few tries to get the right thickness and to roll it out right but when I got it, it is wonderful. I used Jennifer Dontz's recipe and it is awesome. I am ready to do more LOL!!!!!!
I did this cake for our god sisters baby shower

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Donnabugg Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 1:30pm
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Wow! It's fabulous!

mpetty Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 1:51pm
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No kidding, it's great! I ordered Sharon Zambito's fondant DVD this week and am about to take the plunge; hope mine turns out half as good as your. thumbs_up.gif

uniquecreations Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 1:55pm
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Sharon's DVD's are awesome and also Jennifer Dontz's DVD's as well I just kept looking at them over and over again and even when I was actully doing my cake I had the dvd playing so that I could watch it and pause it to make sure I did things right. Thank You for your wonderful comments

au_decorator_76 Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 3:36pm
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It's beautiful!!!! icon_smile.gif

JayyBugg Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 6:14pm
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thats adorable! you did a great job!

LNW Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 6:50pm
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What a beautiful cake!

aej6 Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 6:55pm
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Really nice job!
Any tips/secrets/concerns you came across as you did this first fondant cake that you wold share?

Laura78 Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 7:07pm
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that came out very nice. great job

uniquecreations Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 7:13pm
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Originally Posted by aej6

Really nice job!
Any tips/secrets/concerns you came across as you did this first fondant cake that you wold share?

I'm sure it depends on what kind of fondant you use but I used Jennifer Dontz's recipe that you add the white chocolate to the pettinice. I had read about how tempermental MMF can be and I had made that once before and wasn't happy others may get great results but I didn't, so I didnt even try to put it on a cake. One thing I learned was it is not easy trying to roll a big circle I had to redo it about 3 times and I was about to give up and I just said "Lord help me to do this" and He did because when I tried it again I got it right, that was the issue I had with the bottom tier but once it was on the cake, it smoothed so nice, no tears, elephant skin or anything. Then when I got ready to do the top tier, I rolled it to thick, so when I put it on the cake, I got the elephant skin and tearing, so I took it back off and rolled a fresh piece and rolled it thinner and worked great. You have to be careful not to roll it too thin, there was one spot (hidden by a flower) where it was a little thin, but other than that it was a dream to work with. And the taste of the fondant is really good I just wanted to sit and eat it. So I say, be sure to get your circle big enough and do not roll it out too thick or too thin, you have to find that happy medium icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif . Then to apply the fondant on the cake I used the method Jennifer Dontz used in her dvd, and it worked great. But overall it was great and now my concerns of fondant are over I hope LOL!!!!!

gscout73 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 3:57am
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Creative_Cookies_Cakes Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 4:10am
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I love working with fondant. Turned out great!! thumbs_up.gif

4realLaLa Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 4:20am
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I love it. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

mbark Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 4:22am
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yay that's awesome it looks great, I also did my first fondant covered tiered cake yesterday (mickey mouse one in my pics) & was so relieved it came out nicely.

andysprite Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 4:23am
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WOOHOO!!! Fantastic job!

jenscreativity Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 4:27am
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Great job! How did you get that pattern and can you give me the recipe of Jennifer's fondant please? Thanks sooo much!

bmoser24 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 5:20am
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I too would like to know about the pattern. Your cake is amazing! Congrats

alleykat1 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 6:07am
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me too on the recipe and where do we get the dvd's?

uniquecreations Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 12:10am
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The quilting was done with a diamond cutter that I ordered from which is Jennifer Dontz's website. As far as the recipe she directed me to have you all to contact her through her website or her email address which is

gscout73 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 3:01am
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I checked out the site and the "diamond" cutters actually look like triangles. Those could not possibly make the perfect impression you have on this cake. Your cake is fantastic.


uniquecreations Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 3:34am
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What I used is called the diamond quilter it looks like 3 diamond shapes hooked together here is the item number Product ID: TOL007. Look under tools that's what I did it with.

alleykat1 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 4:27am
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ok found it did you do the quilting on the cake or before you put the fondant onto the cake?

uniquecreations Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 10:29pm
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I put the fondant on the cake then I quilted the bottome tier and then I put the top tier on and quilted that one.

gscout73 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 11:38pm
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I saw it. It's not cheap.


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