Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fondant and Gumpaste course two

I've really enjoyed the Wilton Fondant and Gumpaste course. I don't know how often I'll actually cover a cake in fondant, probably just for special occasion cakes. I can see myself using these techniques in combination with a butter creme frosted cake in the future!

Here are pictures of my cake from last night. I covered my cake with pink marbled fondant (which was much easier than I anticipated). I made a drape and a handkerchief over-lay (that I decided not to put on my cake). Then I added cut out flower embellishments to hide some of the imperfections on the fondant.

We also learned how to make a carnation base, and how to make calla lilies (a bonus, since we had all covered our cakes in fondant in advance, giving us extra class time!). Next week we put together the gumpaste carnation and learn how to make a daisy.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


I made cupcakes for Ben last night. Poor guy has had to watch and smell me bake and frost many a cake in the past month for work functions and cake decorating class. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting is his favorite.

I tried the 1M swirl to frost these. It's faster, neater, and had I bought two cans of frosting would have been hugely successful. They don't look bad, and they taste great, however this cupcake method requires much more frosting. The frosting doesn't quite go all the way around the outside of the cupcakes due to my attempt to stretch one can to cover 15 cupcakes.

Old method

Cupcake frosted with 1M swirl

All for Ben (maybe he'll share one or two with me!)