My first attempts at cake decorating were so traumatizing that I didn't try to decorate a cake again for
I didn't know about Cake Central back in 2010 and so all I did was google a marshmallow fondant recipe, bought a some gumpaste mix and just decided to wing it. It couldn't be that hard right, I mean it looks so easy on Cake Challenge and Ace of Cakes. XD
So my first attempt was in 2010 for my daughter's tea party themed birthday:
I didn't let the gumpaste spout and handle dry well enough before stabbing them into the cake with toothpicks and it became misshapen and kept falling off. The fondant kept tearing and bulging oddly. I didn't wait for the fondant to dry before I tried painting it with these horrible flowers (pink and purple seems like it would blend pleasantly together, right? Well, no.) I should have practiced painting with food coloring before hand because I started painting cake for the first time ever 10 minutes before the party and it looked terrible.
In 2011 for my son's birthday I tried to make a castle cake and I got as far as trying to cover it with fondant and and gave up, threw it out, and went to walmart for the cake.
Cake Central is the best thing ever. My first couple of days here I was able to identify every mistake I made and I'm not as terrified of failure as I was before, haha.
My first cake since this disaster actually came out pretty good and I'm attempting petit fours for the Fourth of July. <3