This was supposed to be my last cake, I said I wasn’t signing up for the next class; but I did! – Well, I was not in the mood to make gum paste roses that day. So, I just made two roses and used some left over Royall icing flowers from my basked weave cake. Plus, I had made a color flow Betty Boop that fit just perfect on the cake.
This was a chocolate cake with butter cream icing; some ready to use icing from the can, some homemade, the colorful stuff is all homemade.
I will be taking the next class; which is gum paste and fondant. We’ll learn how to mold flowers and some other stuff, I hope, with gum paste and we’ll use more fondant on cakes. It should be fun. I got some chocolate fondant that kind of taste like dark twizzlers.
So, I took the cake to work and it was gone in an hour – perfect for Friday breakfast!!
The Betty Boop was made with Royal Icing and color flow icing; it’s a little work but the great thing is that you can keep these decorations forever, or for at least a few parties if no one is willing to eat it 😉
Fondant Tips –
1 – never put fondant in the refrigerator; this is why I could not use fondant in my Betty Boop Cake. I had strawberries in the middle and it needed to be refrigerated.
2 – never cover fondant, it gets all wilted and can form bubbles. If you do cover it, just remove the cover as soon as you remember this tip and it should come back to normal consistence, meaning should get hard and take form again.
3 – to keep fondant for up to 1 year, cover in shortening, wrap in plastic wrap, then put inside a Ziploc bag w/o any air, finally put inside a very air tight container.
4- best quality fondant– look for Satin Fine Foods Rolled Fondant http://www.satinfinefoods.com/ – it tastes great! You can also purchase it online at a few different sites http://www.fondantsource.com/saicerofo2.html , http://www.intotheoven.com/ , http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=799 –do not buy Wilton Rolled fondant, it does not tatse good, and you don’t want people eating that from your cake.
Have fun with your cake baking!
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