Yikes! The fondant wasn't the trouble, the trouble was getting the buttercream smooth. My first pass over the frosting kept pulling up crumbs, so I stuck the cake in the freezer for a few. Then, my sides weren't completely even. Back to the video before next time. The fondant was actually pretty easy to work with, although I have to be more careful cutting it around next time. I cut it a wee bit short!
I am going to do one every weekend until I do better. Thanks for all of your help with this!
Congratulations!! :) So happy for you - every cake is another lesson learned!
AThanks six! Do you have six children? Or did you make 6 cakes in a row??? Nncy
I think you did a fantastic job for the first one!!! Wow. You will get better and better as you make more cakes!!! Great Job!!!
Your cake is too cute--love the butterflies as the bottom border! I think your fondant looks lovely and smooth :)
Buttercream smoothing is an arch-nemesis of mine, as well. Lately I've been focusing on buttercream-only cakes just to practice; I tried the "upside down" method, and that seemed to work quite well! I also broke down and got a bench scraper, rather than using my angled spatula--also helped.
Your cake is lovely, The fondant looks smooth and in time you will master all these tricks.
I keep my cakes chilled thru the whole process. level and fill, chill, Crumb coat, chill, etc. Also since I returned to buttercream I started to add white chocolate to my recipe and everybody loved the taste. Then I wanted to ganache all my cakes but didn't like the taste of ganache without the buttercream. So I added twice as much chocolate to my buttercream and wow o wowie. I got the taste of ganache and buttercream AND... it smooths out perfect. HTH
Very cute, great first cake! Like someone told me, you will appreciate looking back at this later on and seeing how you change and learn!
A[CODE][/CODE] So you add chocolate to your buttercream to make it thick or what.
AThanks for,your encouragement, friends! It is very nice of you! Nancy