My First Fondant Cake!

Decorating By QTsmum Updated 1 Jul 2010 , 3:16pm by QTsmum

QTsmum Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 2:37am
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This is my first fondant cake (I made a marshmellow fondant!) and probably my 5th cake I've ever decorated! I would love to take a course, but for now, it's internet tutorials and photos! icon_rolleyes.gif

This is a practice cake for my friend's little guy's 2nd bday in 2 weeks!
I need to get a fondant smoother (the store ran out, BOO!) and a turn table thingie. But so far, so good! I think it turned out pretty good for a first shot!

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I'm going to have "Happy Birthday" and a big 2 on the top.

And some of the items the caterpillar ate!
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What do you think?
Any tips that you can see (other than the lack of a smoother?!)

10 replies
sweet-thing Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 2:57am
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Very cute!

Kitagrl Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 3:16am
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Great job! Love the hungry caterpillar. thumbs_up.gif

MrsPound Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 3:21am
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I think you did an EXCELLENT job on it! Keep up the terriffic work!! I am also a youtube leaner icon_smile.gif Everything I learn I learn it from this website and google icon_surprised.gif) ha!

Anyways- keep it up- all it takes is practice. I have only done about 4 or 5 cakes so far- check out my pics and keep up the wonderful work!

((Fondant smoothing just takes lots and lots of practice- I also work with MMF))

((make sure your butter cream - if thats what you use- is super smooth. ))

zirconiag Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 3:46am
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I use mmf for accents and figures...have not tried covering a cake but my wilton instructor said it will not work?..so i am in a dilemma cos mmf is much cheaper than those store bought fondant

CakeRN Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 3:52am
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Originally Posted by zirconiag

I use mmf for accents and figures...have not tried covering a cake but my wilton instructor said it will not work?..so i am in a dilemma cos mmf is much cheaper than those store bought fondant




She said MMF won't work to cover a cake? Is she smokin crack or what? Yes it will work because there are thousands on this site that do just that. Make a small cake and try it to see.

sweet-thing Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 3:52am
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Did she say why mmf wouldn't work? I think it works fine. Tons of people on here use it.

zirconiag Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 3:58am
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I am thinking maybe is because sometimes you find "sugar-lump" in the mmf. I am still gonna try covering cake with mmf though..cos the one by Wilton taste horrible it seems.

4realLaLa Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 4:15am
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Good work. I love the worm on top.

Love2BakeCakes Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 4:38am
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You did a great job on this cake. thumbs_up.gif

QTsmum Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 3:16pm
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Thanks! icon_smile.gif
I can't wait to show it to the mama!

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