My First Fondant Cake!!

Decorating By Kay_NL Updated 23 Apr 2008 , 2:24pm by luvmykidz

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Kay_NL Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 10:54am
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This was my first time working with Fondant and I enjoyed it, it was hard work kneading it to be soft enough, but once on the cake it looks fantastic! Unfortunately we don't have much selection here and I had to use yucky tasting Wilton stuff, but I am going to order in 20 lbs of Fondx, which I've heard great things about!

Here is my cake:

I wanted much brighter colors than the Wilton book instructs, I hate being told exactly what to do! icon_razz.gif

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AnnieM Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:10am
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That turned out cute! I did this cake in one of the Wilton courses, too. It sat on my counter for a week and a half - we never did eat it because I didn't want to cut into the fondant (Wilton may taste disgusting, but it does look nice and is fun to work with!)


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yummymummy Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:18am
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icon_surprised.gif Wow, you did a great job! I'm trying my first fondant covered cake soon too...I hope it looks as nice as yours! thumbs_up.gif

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vickymacd Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:39am
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You did a great job on this! Everything smooth and bow looked great. I loved doing this cake too in class. got me looked on fondant, but I admit, I ripped off all the fondant to eat the cake. Am hooked on MMF now!

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Donnagardner Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:56am
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Nice job on the covering with no wrinkles.

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robinscakes Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 1:37pm
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beautiful job! you should be proud!

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cuppy_cake Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 2:39pm
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oh thats amazinnng!! teach me icon_sad.gif lol!
is fondant icing royal icing?
ive got like a slab of this icing in my cupboard!
think its the same stuff its hell to get smooth my moms mate said i should use marzypan underneath t to get rid of all the little lumps and bumps but would marzypan be suitable to use with a simple sponge? x

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luvmykidz Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 9:56pm
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That cake is beautiful!
i'm making my first fondant cake too and I am so scared!
how do i get all the bumps out of the cake before the fondant? you guys make it look so easy and I KNOW it isn't! the cakes look so do i do that?????oh, any help would be sooo appreciated! icon_smile.gif

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buzymom1975 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 2:52am
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luvmykids, I recently did my first fondant cake and the only words of advice I have to offer, is make sure your icing underneath is as smooth as possible. I had trouble with the bottom of the fondant laying smooth, but since have realized, I didn't trim enough of the excess off before I tried to smooth it. Good luck, I am sure you will do fine. Post a picture when you have it finished please.

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AmyGonzalez Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 4:03am
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Your cake is really cute. I love the colors and think it came out great! I don't like the wilton fondant either, it is extremely ugly tasting. I use satin ice and was really surprised how good it tastes. I think i'm even a little addicted to it icon_lol.gif Keep up the great work! thumbs_up.gif


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CoveredInCake Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 5:07am
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I am in the same class as you are, but I don't do exactly what th book does. I made my fondant brown and did blue circles instead of flowers. My teacher is a good sport about it.
You did a great job! Have you tried MMF yet? I am thinking about trying it out tomorrow. I don't cake for Wilton's fondant taste at all. I've heard MMF isn't bad.

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Kay_NL Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 4:50pm
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Thank you so much for the compliments everybody!

I basically iced my cake just like I would a regular buttercream cake, so it looked great before I put the fondant on! I found the smoothing fairly easy, the rolling was a bit difficult but I need a new rolling pin.

new2cakesAR, I really really want to try the MMF but am a bit nervous. icon_eek.gif I want to do a navy blue final cake and don't want to fool it up. I looked at your cake, you did a fantastic job!! I can purchase McCall's or Virgin Ice here, but none of the other varieties I hear great things about... MMF sounds like the cheapest and easiest way for me.

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luvmykidz Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 2:24pm
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ok. so you add a thick layer of buttercream before you put on the fondant? and this will take off the "moon crater" look?
and also, i have to bake 2 layers per tiers????? cause i see the tiers are each so tall.....
and then with a knife i shave off the top and sides (before the buttercream) so that it will look perfect????
i'm freaking out! i have a week to do this. i practiced with a cake yesterday but came out aweful. i did only one layer and thats where i realized its 2 layers per tier......
i don't know what i'd do without you all!

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