Flower Pot

This was a birthday cake for my mother-in-law. It was my first time making flowers out of fondant (fondant mixed with gumpaste powder). Unfortunately, the pot started to crack at the bottom - I think the cake inside was lopsided and it was leaning forward. oops! Fortunately the cake was good - it was 4 layers of chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling. I got so rattled when it started to break, I forgot to write Happy Birthday! Any advice for working with fondant successfully?

Comments

Lenette Says... 8 years ago

Love this! Your flowers are fabulous. How did you learn these?

bonniebakes Says... 8 years ago

thank you! I didn't learn it (but I'd really should have someone teach me) - I just went to the florist and bought a tulip a stem of daisies and a daffodil and then just looked at them and tried to make something that looked like them.

SquirrellyCakes Says... 8 years ago

Hi kiddo, well it looks fabulous anyway and hey, clay pots crack, so it is natural. Advice, I will send you a link on the clay flower pot cake, not sure you used this method but it works well! But your cake is wonderful!

bonniebakes Says... 8 years ago

KHalstead - it's fondant/gumpaste powder. I formed them around a wooden skewer, but them pulled them out.

fat-sissy Says... 8 years ago

I think it's awesome!!! I can't even imagine attempting something so beautiful!!!

KHalstead Says... 8 years ago

you did a wonderful job......word to the wise with the flower pots....ice and cover them in the fondant while they're upside down.....much easier to work with.

KHalstead Says... 8 years ago

did you have stems inside of the flower stems?? Did that make sense.........is there wire in there?? Or is it just fondant with gumpaste powder?

ShyannAutumn Says... 8 years ago

They turned out great! You've done a great job on them.

curlybop Says... 8 years ago

I think it's wonderful! The cracking just adds character! Great job on this.

bonniebakes Says... 8 years ago

thanks everyone! KHalstead - I did do it upside down. when I turned it right side up was when disaster struck!

tripletmom Says... 8 years ago

Very nice! I did a flower pot as well and when I turned it right side up it sagged big time, at least your didn't do that! Very pretty, no doubt your MIL loved it!

madcow Says... 8 years ago

wow, what a great cake well done. The flowers look fantastic, what did u use for the dirt?

ceshell Says... 8 years ago

Very cute...and my MIL is coming to town soon so I have added this to my favorites :)

bonniebakes Says... 8 years ago

thanks! the dirt is crushed oreos.

Lenette Says... 8 years ago

Love this! Your flowers are fabulous. How did you learn these?

bonniebakes Says... 8 years ago

thank you! I didn't learn it (but I'd really should have someone teach me) - I just went to the florist and bought a tulip a stem of daisies and a daffodil and then just looked at them and tried to make something that looked like them.

fat-sissy Says... 8 years ago

I think it's awesome!!! I can't even imagine attempting something so beautiful!!!

KHalstead Says... 8 years ago

you did a wonderful job......word to the wise with the flower pots....ice and cover them in the fondant while they're upside down.....much easier to work with.

madcow Says... 8 years ago

wow, what a great cake well done. The flowers look fantastic, what did u use for the dirt?

KHalstead Says... 8 years ago

did you have stems inside of the flower stems?? Did that make sense.........is there wire in there?? Or is it just fondant with gumpaste powder?

ceshell Says... 8 years ago

Very cute...and my MIL is coming to town soon so I have added this to my favorites :)

curlybop Says... 8 years ago

I think it's wonderful! The cracking just adds character! Great job on this.

bonniebakes Says... 8 years ago

thanks everyone! KHalstead - I did do it upside down. when I turned it right side up was when disaster struck!

tripletmom Says... 8 years ago

Very nice! I did a flower pot as well and when I turned it right side up it sagged big time, at least your didn't do that! Very pretty, no doubt your MIL loved it!

SquirrellyCakes Says... 8 years ago

Hi kiddo, well it looks fabulous anyway and hey, clay pots crack, so it is natural. Advice, I will send you a link on the clay flower pot cake, not sure you used this method but it works well! But your cake is wonderful!

ShyannAutumn Says... 8 years ago

They turned out great! You've done a great job on them.

bonniebakes Says... 8 years ago

KHalstead - it's fondant/gumpaste powder. I formed them around a wooden skewer, but them pulled them out.

bonniebakes Says... 8 years ago

thanks! the dirt is crushed oreos.


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