Monday, March 10, 2008

As promised

... I've delivered my cake creation! Before I share photos - let me say that this fondant stuff is a 'learning process' and I think I'll do [much] better next time. [i.e.- go with the cornstarch roll-out for all of it -] I'm sure you'll remember my brother's wonderful snowman creation he made during Christmas - just too cute! So I made a vow to myself that I'd come through with one for his birthday - figuring I had three WHOLE months to get things together... but wow! time flies! I decided to do a clown fish bc he's always enjoyed having salt water fish - and it seemed easy enough [ha.] I KNEW I wanted to use frozen pound cake bc it would be quicker. The first thing to do is make the butter cream frosting to layer and coat your cake. Kind of a mis-nomer since the recipe I used was all shortening and sugar...After layering, I used an electric knife to carve the basic shape, then frosted the entire thing in butter cream [you have to do this so the fondant will hold to the shape.] The photo is a little dark - but you get the idea...Now it's time to make the fondant icing for the outside. This is very - very messy - but really kind of easy - just get it to the consistency of play dough.Then you'll need to divide and add coloring to the mixture... it took a while to get 'just' the right color of orange:And then - roll out and shape and mold to your cake. Add whatever extras [eyes and fins for me -]And now here's the birthday boy [I delivered it to him at work] with his cake:Fun! Now I've got to start thinking about my Christmas cake - should I try for something a little more difficult or go for something more simple?

6 comments:

Terrillyn said...

That is just too cute.

Omaloriann said...

I love it. Too cute!

JennV said...

Too Stinkin Cute!!! And I LOVE the pics of "Ninja Kitty" with the stick!

Hugs!

BLoNotJLo said...

I followed you here via CKU Provo Yahoo group. The cake is AWESOME! My youngest son would love it! Best to you and your future cake making endeavors.

Cindy Lee said...

WOW! what a great job you did! I can't wait to see your Christmas creation! hugs, Cindy Lee

~TinaW~ said...

WOW, you did a GREAT job on the cake....truely amazing :)