Sunday, January 25, 2009

Birthday Cake for Cormac's Mom

I learned a few lessons doing this cake for Breda's birthday, one of them is that marshmallow fondant doesn't keep well in the fridge. It got too dry. Perhaps if I had heated it a bit and then worked it I wouldn't have had the cracking that I did.
My first attempt at fondant roses went well, I think. I did a good job of covering the areas that cracked as well. Cormac thought the cake looked great-- I have to agree. Next few cakes I'll do will be simpler. Maybe just cream or buttercream.

note: the rose of the top right got knocked over off its buttercream anchor and I didn't notice until after I took the picture. Bah! I also need to improve on my photo skills. I try all the settings on my camera that I think will work, and it doesn't.

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AnickH said...

can you please give the marshmallow fondant recipe

Candace said...

It's one bag of marshmallows, which you melted in the microwave with a tbsp of water until you can mix it into almost a fluff. Then you put in a mixer and start to add sifted powdered sugar until it becomes dough like and no longer sticky. To handle it use crisco to knead it and cover the surface you are rolling on.

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