iCookiBake Posted 9 Apr 2013 , 9:31pm
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this was my first time ever working with fondant. I decided to make this 4" square cake so I wouldn't waste a ton of stuff if it went bad. I made MMF. There were a LOT of things that I did that I'm sure other bakers don't do but I really had to work with what I had.

The cake was a bit lopsided because I didn't level it very well. I have since found some good leveling tips, but honestly it was just for practice and to get the feel of fondant. I made these twirly things by wrapping strips on sticks, and cut out dots and stars of different sizes. My daughter thought it was a nice effort although she pointed out that it's crooked (lopsided haha) 

BUT I must say I loved the whole process of this, and I'm looking forward to doing this again! my kids both have the cakes they want in mind for their birthdays lol thankfully I have until November to practice!

 

 

Before I put on the final touches

 

 

DONE!  =)

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auntginn Posted 9 Apr 2013 , 9:39pm
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Very nice, congratulations!!

Lou71 Posted 9 Apr 2013 , 10:09pm
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AWell done. Keep working with it and you will get more ideas on what to do with the fondant. :)

Baking Queen Posted 9 Apr 2013 , 11:45pm
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Original message sent by Lou71

Well done. Keep working with it and you will get more ideas on what to do with the fondant. :)

Very cute! CONGRATS:)

kimmihayes Posted 9 Apr 2013 , 11:57pm
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awesome for your first time

Norasmom Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 1:01am
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Adorable.  Careful...cake decorating is addictive and before you know it...well, you won't be able to stop and will be like some of us and buy EVERYTHING.  LOL  It's  such fun!  thumbs_up.gif

mizlila Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 2:37am
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AVery cute! Congrats! I hope my first one comes out as nice as yours. :-)

iCookiBake Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 3:11am
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Thanks for all of your responses! I'm already thinking about the next cake i want to make, uh oh I may be in trouble haha.

I've been looking at stuff online for days, I definitely want to buy some of the basics like a fondant mat, roller and smoother .. but I'm having fun in the meantime with my meager supplies :)

Letty38 Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 4:15am
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ACongrats on your first MMF cake, I like it =)

Lea17 Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 10:34am

Ah you done a fab job!! well done :)  

 

I'm yet to work with MMF lol not even made it yet haha
 

remnant3333 Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 10:53am

I think you did a great job!! I can not tell that the cake is uneven by the picture!!
 

cakealicious7 Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 10:57am

AWooow!!! Great job! You'll be giving people like me tips soon!

PastryChefAnnie Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 11:05am

ANice work! I recently did my first fondant cake and I haven't been able to stop since then!

iCookiBake Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 11:26am
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Originally Posted by PastryChefAnnie 

Nice work! I recently did my first fondant cake and I haven't been able to stop since then!

Well from what I see in your pics, you're pretty good so keep at it !

shebysuz Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 2:17pm

AAh the first fondant cake! We all have one! You did a great job. It will be so interesting for you to go back and look at your first cake once you've made a dozen or so. You will really see your progress. I am on my 12th fondant cake or so and it is amazing to see how every cake gets a little better. One thing I can suggest to you to bring your next cake to the next level is to put it on a cake drum and decorate it to be an extension of your cake. Cover it with fondant or decorative contact paper and glue ribbon trim around the edges. It makes a world of difference in your presentation. If your first cake would've been on one instead of a plate I would think it came from a fancy bakery! Good luck to you in your cake journey... Can't wait to see your skills!

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