Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fondant

Let me just put it out there. I strongly dislike it--and I'm terrible at working with it. Ava's birthday cake was so disappointing to me, I wouldn't even post a picture of it. First off it was suppose to be chocolate fondant-- that turned into nasty boxed fondant, that turned into-- well I didn't like it and that's all that matters.

So my sweet neighbor's Birthday is today and she asked me if I would make her a cool cake. I said sure (cause she is awesome and I couldn't turn her down)-- just find a picture of something you like and I'll do my best.

What did she pick? What do you think she picked? I smiled through my teeth as she pointed to a picture of a lopsided cake covered in ....yes, fondant.

So, I braved it. This time with homemade fondant, which tasted much better, but was still a pain in the butt. I though the results were a little better this time, but please don't look too close-- I'm very critical of my work.

Ethan sat watching me and talked about his Birthday cake. (coming up in a few weeks) I could see the wheels turning in his head, and I hoped they weren't liking the awful fondant. (How bout that dump truck cake that takes about 1 hour start to finish?!)

But.... I know me, and even if he doesn't ask, I'll do it again, cause I just can't stand when something eludes me in the kitchen. Anyone give fondant lessons?

8 comments:

AMiller said...

The cake looks awesome.

What is your fondant recipe? I have tried one made from marshmallows and powdered sugar.

I made rice krispie balls and covered them in fondant circles so that they looked like ghosts. Simple. Easy. I wouldn't even attempt something else.

You are amazing in the kitchen, you will master this. And then you will give lessons to other very frustrated people.

Bobbi said...

The cake looks great! How is it that you have time to make cakes that take longer than and hour to finish anyway!?!?! I love it.

Jazz and Rod said...

It's seriously BEAUTIFUL!!! And I blew up the pic too to check out all the details (mostly to spite you're request) and it's flawless my friend! :~)
I'm sad that we won't be here to enjoy you're fabulous cooking. Don't even wanna think about it...

Brenda said...

You are so incredibly clever and talented!!!

Jared and Faith Peacock said...

That cake looks so good, I could never go something like that, it's amazing! ;-)

Wendy said...

That cake looks AWESOME!! You are so amazing and talented, Kristin!!!!

The Bryant's said...

Be critical all you want, but know that that cake rocks! My birthday is in August, haha!

Joanna said...

Kristen this cake is awesome!! forget fondant lessons, YOU should be giving us cake decorating lessons! You rock!